Earlier yesterday Apple announced that they will be kicking of their annual World Wide Developer Conference on June 8th, 2015. The message is clear as well — Apple is now prohibiting the use of selfie sticks and monopods at its WWDC conference. “You may not use selfie sticks or similar monopods within Moscone West” or rather in the entire Yerba Buena Gardens area, as the attendance policy noted on Apple’s website.
Apple typically streams their keynote to millions of users on the web and use of a selfie stick may obstruct a cameras angle or view, causing a problem during the keynote.
It’s also worth noting that Apple will be live-streaming conference sessions throughout the week at Apple’s official WWDC website and through the WWDC app available for iPhone and iPad. Apple is putting their foot down here too, prohibiting the use of professional photography and video cameras.
This come as no surprise as well. Apple simply doesn’t want its developers talking about their pre-release software.