A good illustration of how the screen-hogging OS X interface may be great for selling bigger and bigger displays, but would make no sense on a tiny display. On a PDA, every pixel counts... no room for brushed metal.
Wow that's crazy. Awesome thread resurrection! Considering how many people were mad at the name "iPad" when it was first announced, I find it pretty funny that someone did a mockup with that name so long ago!
I had always wanted the iPad to be more of a "macbook touch". Not one of those PC notebooks with screen that flips around and lays flat. But one where the display is built into where the physical keyboard and trackpad are currently and has full I/O like USB, TB, HDMI, MagSafe, headphone jack and (back then) even an optical drive. And it would run full OSX like the Mac does instead of iOS.