MaxoidShannon posted the first picture from The Sims 2 Apartment Life in this thread at the official Sims 2 BBS.  She wrote:

My name is MaxoidShannon, I’m the Producer on The Sims 2 EP/SP products. I was playing The Sims 2 Apartment Life the other day and thought you might like to see a sneak peak at some of the cool new objects. Check out the ceiling!!! (Yes, they are real!!) You will be able to change the texture on the ceilings. I know this isn’t much of a news item, but we are a bit early in development and we will have much more in the coming months. I hope you like what you see!