The rumored event for late January in New York has been confirmed on 19th Jan at the Guggenheim Museum. Apple sent the invitation to the media claiming to have an “education announcement”. AllThingsD, the WSJ-owned blog that had spread the original rumor about Apple’s NYC event, has been told that “this is an effort in which Jobs had been involved with in the months prior to his death.
Walter Isaacson wrote in his biography on Steve Jobs that “He had three things that he wanted to reinvent: the television, textbooks and photography,” It is belived that the event will discuss Steve’s dream about reinventing Textbook learning via iPad.
The speaker at the event is not yet confirmed but we can expect Greg Joswiak, VP of iPod, iPhone and iOS product marketing. Others who can be seen are Philip W. Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, and Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
Apple will undoubtedly discuss iTunes U as its going to be ”educational announcement”, the platform that offers educational content to colleges, universities, and other education organizations, in the same manner as it offers music and apps for the general population.