Selfie sticks offer a much better solution to getting a photo of yourself than actually approaching another human being and asking them to help, so they have that going for them. They also make you look pretty silly, unfortunately.
That’s the quandary many selfie-lovers face on a daily basis. But if you attend Apple’s next event, its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, in June, you won’t have to make this conflicting decision.
Apple has made it for you.
Selfie sticks are officially banned at WWDC. Apple made the update to its WWDC in Detail page, saying,
“You are not permitted to make audio or audiovisual recordings of WWDC or take professional photographic or video equipment, or wearable recording devices into Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens. In addition, you may not use selfie sticks or similar monopods within Moscone West or Yerba Buena Gardens.”
Regular photographs are still allowed.
Apple isn’t the first event host to take a no-selfie stick stance. Music festivals like Coachella have banned the products, citing concerns of obstructed views.
The WWDC kicks off June 8 in San Francisco. You can apply for tickets now, but you’ll have to win one in a lottery and then pay $1,599 to attend.
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