Early last week rumors began flying that Apple would be holding some sort of media event in January. While early reports hinted at a focus on iBooks, information that came to light later in the day suggested that the focus would be on education. These later reports suggested that Apple was planning a fairly small announcement that would have large ramifications for its role in education.
Apple more or less confirmed those reports today when it began sending out invitations to an event in New York City on January 19th at 10 AM in the Guggenheim Museum. The invitation is quite short on details – which is not at all surprising – but at the very least we can probably expect Apple to announce that it is bringing textbooks into iBooks.
We will definitely be paying attention to this event, and will let you know what Apple announces next week.