With only hours aways from the official iPad 2 announcement, mockups of the new device showed up in China. It features a slimmer profile with tapered edges and a flat back, rear and front facing cameras, and bigger speaker. The power button and headphone jack are sloped much like on an iPod touch. The 3G antenna has a white cover, but it's expected to be black on the final units.

The digits on the back of the device and the model number is one for the original Apple TV while the FCC ID is for a WiFi-only iPad, but those could be mere placeholders on what is, once again, a mockup and not a real working tablet.

Also, iPad 2 has been spotted on Amazon Germany with a list of specs and availability date of March 17. The listing claims that the iPad 2 will have a camera, Thunderbolt, and a 1.2 GHz CPU.

What do you think? Real, fake, or really fake? Only a couple more hours until we know!

More images after the break!

[Engadget, your daily apple]

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