Steve Jobs had publicly revealed during the interview to the D8 Conference in 2010 : the iPad was the first touch device on which Apple went to work, almost ten years ago. Today a series of photographs released on web, appears to be an original iPad since 2002 when it was still under development. As you see from the photos below, then the iPad (original 035) were significantly larger (13 “screen 😉 and thicker than what we knew in 2010, was made of plastic and had no home button.
NetworkWorld managed to recover these photos from earlier documents. These photos are just one of the earliest models of the iPad, but the similarities with the first real tablet, the one presented in 2010 can not be ignored.