Last week we found out, Apple may be inviting the media for an education announcement sometime this week, and it turns out we were right, with an invitation sent out to the media, with the tagline: “Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple.”
So far all we know is that the event will be held in New York on Jan 19th, and will feature some type of education announcement, but we have had some rumours that Apple will be expanding their current iBooks app, to include textbooks.
This rumour comes from an excerpt of Steve Jobs biography, where he explains how he wanted to disrupt the school textbook business, and it would make perfect sense for Apple to now release this technology.
He held meetings with major publishers about partnering with Apple, the book says. If textbooks were given away free on iPads he thought the publishers could get around the state certification of textbooks. Mr. Isaacson said Mr. Jobs believed that states would struggle with a weak economy for at least a decade. “We can give them an opportunity to circumvent that whole process and save money,” he told Mr. Isaacson.
What do you think? What will Apple announce at their event?
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