In many ways, I can see Apple opting to offer up two individual tablet computer models as making sense. Price, features and even battery life would certainly justify why a company like Apple might want to provide significantly different tablet options to the end user.
But according to this article, the differences are really more about the target market each of them happens to be trying to hit. Basically, one for the average consumer and the other for the educational market.
Speaking frankly, I am skeptical about how well a tablet of any type is going to do in with the shrinking budgets of schools everywhere. With most looking to cutback where ever possible, I am thinking dropping money on a new form factor is just not going to happen.