I am surprised how similar this is to the early Nex 3 and 5 in general styling.
I wonder if the biggest influence will be the acceptance of a large touch screen interface with less physical controls. (Interesting that both sites above refer to this being what a camera from Apple would be like
But why the lack of physical controls? At the time of the iPhone launch, texting with a physical keypad (thumbpad) was popular, but Jobs insisted that Apple ban even add-ons from providing the same experience. After a while, people got used to the new virtual keyboard (even though it was probably a worse experience for die-hard texters). I think the same might be true for cameras -- you might be able to do just fine with a touch screen, but the lack of physical buttons is sure to turn some people off. It's nice to have a physical button that is right there, where you can feel it. I often use a physical (Apple!) keyboard with my iPad. So, in some ways this is a step backwards, but the camera will probably work just fine for the most part, like other cameras without an EVF work fine, even if an EVF would be better sometimes.
As for the Nex 3 and 5, they look like even better bang-for-the-buck deals.