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As Apple fanboys eagerly await the firm’s 7 September announcement, images of the much-rumoured iTablet have appeared online.

First things first – we’ve no proof that these images are authentic, but as the French website that has them, Nowhereelse, points out, the pictured gadget does look very credible.

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Could this be Apple's iTablet?
Source: Nowhereelse.fr

For example, the screen looks to measure around 10in – the display size many believe Apple has chosen for the iTablet.

The device is pictured running the welcome screen that appears after a Mac OS X Leopard installation.

Study the iTablet closely, though, and you’ll notice several white specks – possibly dust – trapped between the machine’s glass display and bodywork. The lower part of the casing doesn't appear to match up preciesly with the upper half.

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Top and bottom half of the case don't match?
Source: Nowhereelse.fr

If the pictured machine is a genuine Apple iTablet then it’s almost certainly a pre-production model. Dust would also build up in these areas if the tablet had been carried around in a backpack for several weeks.

Register Hardware’s also suspicious as to why the photographer hasn’t snapped the iTablet’s sides or rear – are they trying to hide something?

Finally, here's a YouTube vid allegedly showing the iTablet's iPhone-like operating system in action:

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Again, it's not hard to fake this kind of thing, but if it is a fake, it's a good one, since the user isn't simply moving static apps around the screen but interacting with them too. ®

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