Apple announces March 27th education-focused event in Chicago

Apple announces March 27th education-focused event in Chicago

Apple has begun sending invitations to members of the media to attend its upcoming March 27 event.

Though Apple does not go into detail about the event, it could be tied to a recently announced partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago.

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While that sounds pretty boring for fans of Apple's consumer products, there might be more in this event beyond the classroom. 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.

Given the education theme, we might get a new version of the iPad Pro as well as the rumoured next-gen Apple Pencil. And could they have Apple Pencil support, judging by the strokes seen in the invitation above? A year ago the company introduced the new 9.7-inch iPad on March 21. Underneath it, in small letters, it reads, "Join us to hear creative new ideas for teachers and students". What's more, it'll be held at a high school in Chicago. 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. But while the event would be a departure from past March confabs, it would fall in line with recent initiatives at Apple.

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