Apple will hold an "education" event January 19 at the Guggenheim in NYC

Apple will hold an "education" event January 19 at the Guggenheim in NYC
Apple is sending out invitations that it will hold an "education announcement" January 19 at the Guggenheim in NYC. Most rumors point to the unveiling of electronic textbooks, something Steve Jobs had been keen to do from the very beginning, and has reportedly worked on the project to his last days.

The event is not expected to have any hardware announcement, but an iTunes University (iTunes U) project is expected to be detailed too, as part of the "education announcement".

What will these rumored electronic textbooks and iTunes University announcements entail can only be guessed for now, but word on the street was that the projects have been in the making for years, and Apple moved this event from its intended timeframe of late fall last year, to next Thursday.

via TUAW

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11 Comments

11. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Expect hypnotizing black and white swirls everywhere at this educational facility and perhaps a scene akin to zoolander being brainwashed by mugato to frankie goes to hollywoods relax for every lucky individual to recieve this apple programming

10. ilia1986 unregistered

Apple into education? More like into indoctrination, if you ask me.. Anyone who played Mass Effect will know what I'm talking about. :)

9. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

electronic text books have existed for a long time ever heard of a PDF? i'm sure this will be an EDUCATION REVOLUTION

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Someone needs too teach Apple not too sue

6. Pdubb

Posts: 250; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

I wonder if they will allow users to have the books on any device or just Apple products. Even if I have a Mac I would love to be able to use the books, say, in the computer lab at school that only has XP machines(lol). If I can place the books on a jump then count me in also be less than the schools texts.

5. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Eletronic text books sounds like a really great idea. If its anything like the Elements book on iTunes...Apple has another winner!

4. palmguy

Posts: 991; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Educating people on how to stay with Apple and not go with Android. Love em or hate em, they can market hardware and software to the masses.

3. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Education event!!! What will they educate people of? How to do patent trollin?

2. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Apple always educates its customers. Like how to hold your phone while on a call to avoid dropped calls and stuff.. lol

1. hetero

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

since when is apple educating? it should be schooled by bill gates not vice versa

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Education means brainwashing for apple

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