Here’s a bit more info from PCMag (the Edudemic invite must’ve been lost in the mail): The invite offers few details. It reads: “Please be our guest at an invitation-only education event at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.”
Rumors of an NYC Apple event started circulating earlier this month, but it’s unclear what exactly Apple plans to announce. It’s possible Eddie Cue, Apple’s vp of software and Internet services, will be present.
Cue heads up Apple’s content stores, including iTunes, the App Store, iBooks, iAd, and iCloud.
Apple co-hosted an event at the Guggenheim last February with News Corp to unveil iPad newspaper The Daily, and Cue was also in attendance.
Some reports have claimed that Apple will unveil a self-publishing platform for iBooks next Thursday. MediaBistro said via Good eReader that the platform would be intended to compete with existing services like Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing and Barnes & Noble’s PubIt.
Others have said Apple will debut a textbook distribution service that works in conjunction with the iPad. Fox and Friend’s Clayton Morris alleged that the event will be iTunes University-focused. He said it’s happening in New York because it’s where much of the publishing industry is based, and he speculated that Apple will reveal two big projects.
Of course as we enter into 2012, there is no shortage of Apple rumors. But much of those reports have focused on products like the iPad 3 and the fabled Apple TV set.