A bundle of authentic-looking photos showing the iPad 2 have appeared hours before Apple's special reveal event.

We've posted them below.

The snaps are from Chinese site DGtle (via Endgadget) and are to be taken with a pinch of salt.

They show the much whispered about slimmer design as well as the front and back cameras. The iPad 2 is supposed to be more powerful than iPad 1, too.

There are also reports swirling that the iPad 2 could be mere hours or maybe days from general release.

Apple's iPad 2 event happens this afternoon at 6pm GMT, and rumours suggest that second-gen tablet may go on sale immediately afterwards.

Backing that up is US shop-giant Best Buy, which has already wiped the iPad 1 from its database, according to sneaky pictures on MacRumors (via CVG).

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (51)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

More articles by Robert Purchese

Comments (51)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!

Hide low-scoring comments