Apple is preparing a media event in New York City at the end of January. Similar to previous events held in NYC, this one will more likely be focused on content/platform updates rather than hardware. TechCrunch is reporting on its own sources that indeed the event will focus on eBooks, publishing and Apple’s iBooks platform. It’s also expected that the event will mostly be attended by the publishing industry.
There have been a number of rumors floating around that Apple will soon be announcing a Mac Pro line refresh as shipping dates had been slipping to 1-3 weeks, though checking the online Apple Store now most models appear to be in stock. Of course, everyone is also anxiously expecting an iPad 3 announcement, while Apple’s much rumored iTV voice-controlled television is another hotly awaited product. Nevertheless it’s expected that at this event there won’t be any major hardware announcements.