Apple to host surprise education-focused media event on March 27


Apple is planning a mysterious event for later this month, which will revolve around education.

The event, which Apple has branded as a "field trip", will take place at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago on March 27. There could also be new educational features that are going to arrive with iOS 11.3.

The company has traditionally held a small event in March, prior to its Worldwide Developer Conference in early summer, where it announces devices like new iPads or the iPhone SE. While this Apple education event is probably not a direct response to their PR issues, Apple taking steps to listen to their community and take into account what they want and need is a good first step towards righting wrongs.

Since everyone is into reading between the lines with Apple's media event graphics, let's pick through what's in this one.

Over the next year, Apple plans to offer more than 6,000 sessions across Europe as part of its Today at Apple programme, unveiled at its September event. Most recently, it expanded its coding education program and invested in girls' education. The Apple iPad devices also feature Swift Playgrounds, which acts as a code education platform. Gossip says Apple might be about to reveal a new 9.7-inch iPad for a special education price of $259.

Apple has perviously worked with the Chicago public school system-the fourth-largest in the U.S. with around 400,000 students-and in December announced that students would soon be able to attend after-school coding classes supported by Apple.