Sneak peek: Look at all these iPad apps!

The countdown to the iPad launch intensifies: Now there are just five days left until Apple's svelte tablet PC is in the hands of eager fanboys. Over the weekend, dozens of screenshots of various made-for-iPad apps surfaced. Peruse a few of them in the gallery below, and you'll probably agree that the nascent platform is off to a strong start.

Notice how these apps — whether they're games, notetaking apps or news readers — take advantage of the strengths of the iPad's form factor. For instance, see how the Reuters Pro app in the gallery below allows news items to be laid out like a newspaper. Nice.

We smell a hit in the making. Stick with us here on DVICE, and we'll give you our impressions of Apple's "magical" product when we receive our iPads on Saturday.

BGR, via Fast Company