You may have seen that Apple has a “Field Trip” event planned for next week. This will be an education event at a high school in Chicago. I expect we’ll see several education-aimed announcements surrounding Apple hardware and software. I also expect the iPad will feature prominently. The event invitation, with the script Apple is a great reason to think the next education aimed iPad will get Apple Pencil support.
I have to admit I'm a little nervous about iBooks Author. I’ve got a very-nearly complete book done in iBooks Author with over 300 hours invested in it. If iBooks Author comes up, I'd expect that they are only adding features and make it better. Still, a small part of me can’t help imagining them scrapping iBooks on me. If they do, you’ll find me in the corner next Tuesday afternoon curled up on the fetal position.