Media event set for September 9, launch likely ~10 days later.
Apple Donates $1 Million, iBooks To Rescue Worker Families
"Apple is donating one million dollars to the families of the firefighters, police and other emergency response personnel who lost their lives, through the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. In addition, we will donate one iBook to each of these families with children this holiday season."
Certainly any benevolent sentiment can only help, to some degree however small, ease the pain and loneliness that these families are suffering.