Apple sends invites to education event on March 27th

Apple March 27th event will put spotlight on education

Apple's Field Trip event is on! Are new iPads or MacBooks coming?

Some years ago, Apple was very successful at bringing its iMac to schools across the country, which helped the company to effectively build a pipeline: Students who grew up with Macs at school were more likely to buy them later in life as well. The company said in an invitation Friday that it will share "creative new ideas for teachers and students" at the affair, which will take place at Lane Tech College Prep High School.

Apple began sending out invitations today for an event that the company will be holding on March 27 in Chicago.

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So at least one thing's for sure: Apple really, really, really wants kids learning Swift and coding apps for iOS, and we wouldn't be surprised if that's at least a part of this event. A new iPad with Face ID may even be introduced. In 2016, Apple debuted the 9.7-inch iPad Pro and the iPhone SE on March 21st at a similar event. For quite some time, Apple has been building strong relationships with schools and universities - a strategy from which it's easy to see the payoff considering how prevalent Apple gear is on campus. Some analysts believe an updated MacBook Air may also include a more affordable price-between $799 and $899-and Apple could spin it as a lower-cost, educational device for high school and college-aged students. Apple has also supported education in other ways, such as an announcement in January of their plans to support Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai's work in women's advocacy.

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