The annual event, known as the WWDC, brings together developers who build applications for Apple operating systems and products — Mac OS X, which runs on desktops and laptops, and iOS on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Tickets went on sale Monday for $1,599 each and were sold out within hours. Apple representatives were unavailable for comment on how many tickets were made available.
This year’s conference, which runs June 6 to June 10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, will focus on the future of Mac OS X and iOS.
No word on whether Steve Jobs will be on hand at the 2011 WWDC. The Apple chief executive is on an indefinite medical leave of absence, though he has remained involved in major product decisions and announcements. Jobs unveiled the iPad 2 himself this month in San Francisco.
It is likely that Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will be in attendance. Cook has taken over the majority of Jobs’ daily responsibilities and ran the Cupertino tech giant’s shareholder meeting last month.