The Apple Tablet. If this is it, its going to be really cool!

According toAppleInsider’s sources, this flickr image is the closest mockup of the Apple Tablet that anyone has seen to date. And yes, it’s essentially a big, first-gen iPhone that’s “met its match with a rolling pin.”

Rather than a plastic back, AI claims the Tablet will have the same, two-tone aluminum look of the original iPhone. But while this image is thought to be very close to Apple’s final design, it doesn’t sound like a full-fledged OS X will be on board. Why? The Tablet will have an iPhone-inspired Home button (along with a 10-inch screen, 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack, built-in speaker grills, a microphone, GPS, 3G connectivity and a 30-pin dock connector, if AppleInsider has it right).

Personally, I never grew tired of the iPhone’s original look, and I’d love to see the design in tablet form. What about you? [AppleInsider and flickr]

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