Apple will be holding an education-themed media event in New York on 19 January, though exactly what the theme of the meeting will be is unclear.

Invitations have been sent out to members of the US media and simply read: "Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple".

The invitation shows the Apple logo on an outline sketch of the Manhattan skyline. The event will take place at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York's Upper East Side next Wednesday.

Apple Insider speculates that the event may focus on improvements to the iBooks platform and the digital textbooks it offers.

Others have suggested that iTunes U could be the focus of the event. We'll have to wait until next week to find out.