AppleInsider is reporting on information they have received that gives details of what we can expect the Apple tablet might look like. They claim it will look like a “first-generation iPhone that’s met its match with a rolling pin.”first-generation iPhone that’s met its match with a rolling pin.” The report claims the device looks almost […]
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Tablet Design To Resemble a Flattened First-Gen iPhone?

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AppleInsider is reporting on information they have received that gives details of what we can expect the Apple tablet might look like. They claim it will look like a “first-generation iPhone that’s met its match with a rolling pin.”first-generation iPhone that’s met its match with a rolling pin.”

The report claims the device looks almost identical to the concept rendering seen above that was created early last year, while offering many features similar to the iPhone 3GS.

Nestled in an aluminum shell that leverages the Apple’s expertise in unibody construction but thinner proportionality than the original iPhone, the tablet reportedly sports all of the same buttons found on the handset, right down to its iconic home button — which, like the volume toggle, is missing from the rendering.

Similarly, the tablet is said to sport all the same in/out connectivity as the current iPhone 3GS, including a 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, built-in speaker grills, a microphone, GPS, 3G connectivity and a 30-pin dock connector. Like the rendering, its 10-inch display is framed by a black border that bleeds into its wrap-around aluminum enclosure.

The report also notes claims that prototypes of the tablet have had components that make it compatible with CDMA wireless networks such as Verizon’s. Of course, the report has an escape clause stating that this may not make it into the final shipping product.

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