Apple has extended an invitation to various news outlets to attend an even in New York City that is focused on an ‘education announcement’, reports The Loop.
The event will be held on January 19th and take place at the Guggenheim Museum, the same place where Apple and News Corp. announced the iPad newspaper The Daily. Apple is customarily circumspect in the invite about what announcement might be made at the event.
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There has been some speculation, fueled by statements that Jobs made to his biographer Walter Isaacson, that it will have something to do with school textbooks.
Isaacson told the New York Times that Jobs had plans for textbooks:
He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography. He really wanted to take these on. I didn’t go into details about these products in the book because it was implicitly Apple’s creations and it’s not fair to the company to reveal these details.
The event is said to be a relatively low-key affair, geared towards publishers and educators, rather than consumers. We will, of course, be bringing you all of the news on the day.