Apple's last major press event was held to introduce the world to the iPhone 4S. The event, held in Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, was held a day before the death of the company's co-founder Steve Jobs. Now AllThingsD.com reports that Apple is preparing to hold its first media event since the the iPhone 4S launch and the death of Jobs. The press event will be held in New York City in late January.
The report claims that the media event will be an "important" one but not one that is considered to be a "large scale" press conference along the lines of the iPhone 4S announcement. At the moment, the story says that the event will center around something that is media related.
That likely means that this event won't be centered on the launch of the iPad 3 or the rumored Apple TV. Apple announced the iPad 2 in March 2011. The article speculates that this new late January 2012 event will center on a new publishing or even an advertising announcement.