Apple’s WWDC 2014 event will take place tomorrow at 10 AM Pacific Time where the company is expected to announce the latest iOS 8 and OS X 10.10. Interestingly, Apple is giving $25 app store gift card to the attendees once they register and receive their WWDC badges and black jackets embedded with “WWDC 14”.
Apple is making use of PassBook in order to register attendees who are then given the same plastic ID badge as that of last year. These gifts that Apple gives out can’t be compared to the expensive electronic devices that Google and Microsoft have given out to their developers at their own events.
Google IO attendees in 2012 were given a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, an Asus Nexus 7 mini tablet, a Nexus Q Google TV device and a Samsung Chromebox web-PC. Similarly, last year, the company gave attendees a Chromebook Pixel high resolution HTML laptop.
On the other hand, 2012 Microsoft Build attendees were given a Nokia Lumia 920 phone and a Surface RT netbook device. In 2013, they handed out a Surface Pro and an Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet, and this year, attendees were given an Xbox One and a $500 gift card.
However, this doesn’t mean that the developers attend the conference just for the gifts. They attend in order to find out what Apple has in store for the future.