Apple Is Planning Its First Education-Related Event Since 2012

Posted March 17, 2018

However, this won't be an event we're all used to seeing the company hold.

Apple has invited the media to a spring event on March 27 in Chicago. There could also be new educational features that are going to arrive with iOS 11.3. This year's event will have a strong focus on education, but as far as if or what new gadgets will be revealed - there's only speculation.

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Over the next year, Apple plans to offer more than 6,000 sessions across Europe as part of its Today at Apple programme, unveiled at its September event. Apple generally is pretty reserved when it comes to releasing information regarding upcoming products or events outside of the official announcements and conferences. There wasn't much to gather from the invite aside from its hand-drawn nature and given the event's unexpected announcement, we really don't know much. The hardware maker also sometimes introduces new iPads, which it positions toward education, in March. The new Apple "Everybody Can Code" program recently expanded to 70 different colleges and universities in Europe. New iPads have been rumored for later this year as well, but it's unlikely that an education-focused iPad would include the new and expensive FaceID camera. Could Apple be launching a new version of its Apple Pencil stylus?

We'll find out sooner than later, as we're less than two weeks away from Apple's "field trip".

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The last time Apple had an education-themed event was in January 2012, cnet.com reports.

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