Apple Confirms: Media Event In New York On January 19

According to The Loop, Apple has just sent out invitations to the press confirming the rumored media event for January. The event will take place in New York at the Guggenheim Museum on January 19. As provided by The Loop, the invitation reads "Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple" of what appears to be a chalkboard background.

Earlier this month, it was reported Apple was working with publishers in the educational market for a "big media announcement". Speculation has arisen suggesting that the event will see the unveiling of a new textbook option in iTunes and iBooks, something that was also hinted by Steve Jobs himself, more or less, in the authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. Of course, several rumors have appeared in the past weeks claiming that there will be a series of announcement regarding iBooks and eBooks in general, albeit today's invitation email from Apple seems to be pretty clear about the fact that the event will be focused on education.

Speaking of iBooks, a notable omission in Apple's eBook line up is a dedicated Mac app which, many have suggested, could only make sense for textbooks on portable Mac computers.

We'll cover Apple's media event on January 19 with a liveblog on the site's homepage.