With only days to go before the launch of the Apple iPad 2 tablet in San Francisco, what appears to be a mock-up of an iPad 2 has surfaced again on a Japanese website (although the pictures have now disappeared from the said website).
Ubergizmo however still has them and says that the photos seem to depict what is an "accurate" mock-up of the final iPad 2; the Japanese bloggers say that they managed to get it from the factory (possibly in China) that actually produces the iPad 2 for the chassis.
From the pictures, the chassis appears to be slightly smaller than the current iPad with a rear speaker grill at the bottom and a rear camera near the top (and a front facing camera as well) which correlate with what we've heard from previous rumours and speculations.
It is however slightly thicker and does have what appears to be a marginally thinner bezel; more importantly, it looks as if the iPad 2 will not be compatible with existing accessories because of the physical differences (assuming the leaks are right).
It is also rumoured that the Intel Thunderbolt technology, which was revealed yesterday during the refresh of the Apple Macbook Pro range, will also be present on the new iPad 2. You can read our latest iPad 2 stories here.