Live from Apple's 'Field Trip' education event in Chicago

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in General Discussion edited March 2018
Join AppleInsider as we provide live coverage of Apple's "Let's take a field trip" event from Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. CDT (11:00 a.m. EDT, 8 a.m. PDT), where the company is expected to discuss educational initiatives and perhaps unveil new hardware.




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Announced earlier this month, Apple's March event is unusual for a company that typically holds public presentations within the confines of California.

As usual, not much is known about the event aside from its focus on education. Apple in a media release invited attendees to learn about "creative new ideas for teachers and students," but failed to detail what, exactly, would be discussed.

Reports last week suggest a new low-cost iPad model will see release, potentially with Apple Pencil support. The tablet is expected to be a variant of Apple's reasonably priced 9.7-inch iPad, which currently retails for $329.

Apple is looking to bolster its iPad-based education efforts, which include specialized iOS software like Classroom, amid stiff competition from market leader Google. While iPad is a superior product in terms of build quality and, arguably, software, Chromebook comes with a built-in keyboard and wins the price war, an important consideration for educational institutions.

A cheaper MacBook is also rumored for release, though the laptop might not be ready in time for an unveiling at the special event.

In the buildup to Tuesday, we took a closer look at potential product introductions, from new iPads and MacBooks to Classroom.

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  • Reply 1 of 42
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 5,172member
    I wonder if any of the higher up people will even be there? Tim? Phil? Craig? 
    edited March 2018
  • Reply 2 of 42
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,259administrator
    macxpress said:
    I wonder if any of the higher up people will even be there? Tim? Phil? Craig? 
    Tim is doing a town hall discussion at the campus on Wednesday, so I presume he'll be there on Tuesday as well. 

    Yes, we'll be at that too.
    racerhomie3GeorgeBMacpatchythepirate
  • Reply 3 of 42
    racerhomie3racerhomie3 Posts: 1,170member
    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
  • Reply 4 of 42
    mavemufcmavemufc Posts: 326member
    Just out of curiosity who from AI is attending the event?
  • Reply 5 of 42
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,259administrator
    mavemufc said:
    Just out of curiosity who from AI is attending the event?
    Andrew. He'll be feeding the rest of us data, and getting video from the scene.
    edited March 2018
  • Reply 6 of 42
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,259administrator

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 10AM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    edited March 2018 racerhomie3
  • Reply 7 of 42
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,030member

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 1PM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    Do you have any predictions of what big-ticket items likely mean?
  • Reply 8 of 42
    Soli said:

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 1PM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    Do you have any predictions of what big-ticket items likely mean?
    We broke down our predictions here.
    Soli
  • Reply 9 of 42
    thttht Posts: 4,031member

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 10AM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    10 AM Central time. Or 10 AM Chicago time. 
  • Reply 10 of 42
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,030member
    tht said:

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 10AM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    10 AM Central time. Or 10 AM Chicago time. 
    Huh? Is this a joke I'm not getting?
    edited March 2018
  • Reply 11 of 42
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 6,259administrator
    Soli said:
    tht said:

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 10AM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    10 AM Central time. Or 10 AM Chicago time. 
    Huh? Is this a joke I'm not getting?
    Nah, it's on me. Juggling too much crap. Like the article says, the event is at 10AM Chicago time, not ET.
    airnerd
  • Reply 12 of 42
    I am hoping that Apple will show how agile that they can be...
    bestkeptsecret
  • Reply 13 of 42
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,957member
    The only thing we know for sure is that there will be higher-than-usual levels of pacifier-throwing disappointment expressed in the forums. 

    “Whhhhhhaaaatttt?? No iPad priced so low that Apple has to pay me to take it?? DOOMED!”


    Soliwatto_cobra
  • Reply 14 of 42
    macapfelmacapfel Posts: 563member
    No live streaming from Apple?
  • Reply 15 of 42
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 6,957member
    macapfel said:
    No live streaming from Apple?
    Best not to do a live feed if people know they’re coming and they can’t guarantee security. 
  • Reply 16 of 42
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    Now Google has announcement a Chrome OS tablet. Trying to not give Apple an "in"

  • Reply 17 of 42
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,297member
    Apple store is down. I guess that confirms new hardware.
  • Reply 18 of 42
    Soli said:

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 1PM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    Do you have any predictions of what big-ticket items likely mean?
    We broke down our predictions here.
    Would usb-c capable mini & air be considerations ?
  • Reply 19 of 42
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 10,264member
    Is Apple going to broadcast this event?
    .... I don't see any mention of it on their website.
  • Reply 20 of 42
    thedbathedba Posts: 652member
    Soli said:

    How many hours left before the event?
    Will you guys give us notifications on iOS & Safari?
    Event is at 1PM ET. 

    Yes, we'll be pushing notifications on iOS and Safari for the big-ticket items.
    Do you have any predictions of what big-ticket items likely mean?
    We broke down our predictions here.
    Would usb-c capable mini & air be considerations ?
    Not a chance. 
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