Apple has sent out invitations to education announcement in New York for Jan 19

Apple Education Event invite As we previously reported, Apple has now sent out invitations to an education announcement to be held in New York on January 9. The Loop reports that Apple has sent out media invites and the the event will be held at the Guggenheim Museum.

The New York Times has now confirmed that the announcement will focus on Apple's push into the text book market:

"The event will showcase a new push by Apple into the digital textbook business, but will not feature any new devices, according to a person close to the company who did not want to be identified talking about it before it occurred.

Talk of such a move by Apple has been bubbling since a biography of Apple’s late chief executive, Steve Jobs, came out in October. In that book by Walter Isaacson, Mr. Jobs told him that he wanted to transform the textbook market by hiring prominent textbook writers to create electronic versions of them for the iPad. Mr. Jobs told the author that he believed Apple could get around state certification processes for textbooks by making them free."