OMG. Apple ROCKS!!!

Just two minutes ago after playing with the kids out in the yard the phone (landline) rings. I checked the callerID after a few rings – not intending to answer. Usually it’s some private number or some telemarketer.

I see that it’s Apple Computer on the callerID.

I pick up and a nice guy tells me he’s from Apple Developer Support and that they noticed that I tried to purchase a ticket today and that the transaction didn’t go through. I told him that was true. I thought the next thing out of his mouth would be an apology or something – just to be nice.

He then proceeds to tell me that he’s got good news – a ticket has been reserved for me in my name and that I’ll be receiving an email from Developer Support within 12 hours with instructions on how to purchase the pass. He thanked me for supporting the platform, etc.

Five seconds of silence from me. I was dumbfounded. I said thank you at least eight times – it took me a few moments to realize what had just happened. I asked him how this happened – how was I given another shot – and he had no idea. I assume some tickets were cancelled or Apple decided to open up the number of available tickets to avoid the backlash that started today (because of the super-quick sellout).

Wow. I… I… wow.

Thank you Apple. Thank you. That was so unbelievably cool.

Posted in Apple Computer, Blog, iPhone/iPad, Objective-C
5 comments on “OMG. Apple ROCKS!!!
  1. Jeff Menter says:

    I got the same call from Apple about 40 minutes ago. I was surprised and delighted as well!

  2. Eduardo says:

    Wow! Congratulations. That happened to me, but I’m from Mexico, I don’t know If they are going to contact me (probably not)

  3. You ever receive that email from Apple with instructions on purchasing your ticket? I got the same call and haven’t received anything yet!

  4. Yury G says:

    Got the call (or voice-mail rather). No email yet either. 9:01am EST.
    Looks like the radio silence is universal for everyone still….

  5. Eric Dolecki says:

    For those who haven’t received their email with instructions yet, I have yet to receive mine either. Hang tight – I don’t think Apple would go through the trouble of having us called and then drop the ball. That would be worse than simply missing out on the ticket to begin with.

    I’m sure there is some scrambling and triple-checking of things to make sure everything is in place before blasting an email they want to ensure is correct. When they told me twelve hours I took that with a grain of salt. I took that to mean in about a day or two.

    However – without the ticket I am not booking airfare or a hotel yet. I hope I don’t get screwed that way.

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