TC's Alexia Tsotsis says the event "will not involve any hardware at all and instead will focus on publishing and eBooks (sold through Apple's iBooks platform)" and be "industry-oriented." This sounds rather dull, but could potentially mean new publisher deals and a wider library to choose from. We'll see! [TechCrunch]
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