Apple giving some a second run at WWDC tickets

Apple's bailing out some developers who couldn't manage to hit the buy button in the two minutes before its annual event sold out.

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Apple is giving some developers a second chance at purchasing tickets to its annual developers conference, which sold out in just two minutes on Thursday.

The company has been getting in touch with what appears to be a handful of developers who attempted to make purchases when the $1,599 tickets for Apple's WWDC went on sale at 10 a.m. PT, MacRumors reports. Those developers have a ticket reserved for them, and will be able to make the purchase at a later date.

The purchasing window, which spanned about two hours last year, was brief enough that some could not even enter their payment information before the tickets were snapped up. Several developers also complained about receiving errors when attempting to make purchases, with so many descending on Apple's site all at once.

Apple has said it will show off new versions of iOS and OS X at this year's confab, which hosts about 5,000 developer attendees as well as press and partners. The show runs June 10-14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.