Will the Apple Mac tablet look like this?

What might look like an oversized, buttonless iPhone, is in fact what an analyst believes the highly-rumoured Apple tablet will look like.Piper Jaffra

What might look like an oversized, buttonless iPhone, is in fact what an analyst believes the highly-rumoured Apple tablet will look like.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster produced the mocked-up image to support his predictions for the device in a research note earlier this week.

Estimating a launch in early 2010, Munster reckons that although the tablet seems like a niche product, it will actually outsell Apple TV with around 2 million sales in its first year (versus Apple TV's 1.2 million).

He's also placed the device rather sensibly between the iPod touch and a low-end MacBook, with a price around $600 or so and the ability to run a majority of the 70,000 apps available in Apple's App Store.

As we've seen in internet tablets by other manufacturers, Munster sees Apple marketing the tablet for surfing the web, checking email and watching or listening to digital content on the go, and also added he expected it to come with a 3G modem on board.

Let us know what you think to Munster's mock-up and predictions below, and be sure to tell us what you'd like to see ii Apple's tablet if it ever shows up on the market.

[Via: World of Apple]