First unboxing video of Apple's new iPad surfaces from Vietnam

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in iPad edited January 2014


A first look at the new iPad being unpackaged and handled has surfaced from Vietnam, where users got their hands on an LTE-capable model days ahead of Friday's official launch.



The new video comes from Tinh.te ( Google Translate), which noted there are not many differences in the design of Apple's new iPad from the iPad 2. It said the new iPad is still a "very solid machine like the iPad 2, but is somewhat heavier and thicker."



The main difference was said to be the new 3.1-million pixel Retina display, which boasts a 2,048-by-1,536-pixel resolution. They noted that full-HD 1080p videos played back "smooth" on the new device, powered by an A5X chip with a quad-core graphics processor.



In the video, which is narrated in Vietnamese, it is shown that the new iPad is a 16-gigabyte model with 4G LTE cellular connectivity. The design of the box is similar to previous iPad packaging, with the iPad on top and the AC adapter, charging cable and instruction manual hidden underneath.



The video also includes a hands-on with the device itself, showing off the larger camera on the back of the device, as well as a run through the settings on the new iPad.







The same site has been the source of legitimate leaks in the past, obtaining a 13-inch MacBook last May before it was unveiled, as well as an iPhone 4 prototype. They also obtained a test build of iOS that included an Exposé-style interface for multitasking that Apple is believed to have scrapped.



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  • (r)(r)(r)(r)(r)(r)(r)(r)(r)(r) Posts: 5member
    It says 16GB on the box

    But it says 32GB on the iPad's "about" info











    ********edit

    the 32GB was an ipad 2 lol
  • haarhaar Posts: 520member
    i hope i can fit the new iPad into the iPad gen 1(model 1337!!! leet!) apple case...

    (discounting the lack of holes and buttons that may not match the openings)
  • uguysrnutsuguysrnuts Posts: 459member
    They should have at least showcased the retina display. Perhaps going to the web and blowing up the pages to demo the high resolution.
  • drumpat01drumpat01 Posts: 8member
    This is a fake. The iPad is actually 32g WiFi+3G iPad 2. Its registration information has it registered to Tiger Words at a location of 1 Tiger St. in FL. Don't ask me how I'm able to look it up but I can. It was bought March 24, 2011. Nice try guys.



    Trust me its a fake!
  • technotechno Posts: 595member
    Fake or not, that was a waste of time. Who cares? What were we supposed to learn from that other than there are fan boys in Vietnam too?
  • uguysrnutsuguysrnuts Posts: 459member
    Without a proper demo of the retina display, your statement makes sense if true. If they faked it, what a couple sad sack of <insert your fave expletive here> and attention w*ores.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drumpat01 View Post


    This is a fake. The iPad is actually 32g WiFi+3G iPad 2. Its registration information has it registered to Tiger Words at a location of 1 Tiger St. in FL. Don't ask me how I'm able to look it up but I can. It was bought March 24, 2011. Nice try guys.



    Trust me its a fake!



  • charlitunacharlituna Posts: 7,081member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by drumpat01 View Post


    This is a fake. The iPad is actually 32g WiFi+3G iPad 2. Its registration information has it registered to Tiger Words at a location of 1 Tiger St. in FL. Don't ask me how I'm able to look it up but I can. It was bought March 24, 2011. Nice try guys.



    Trust me its a fake!



    it's not that hard to look up. Go to the Apple Support and run the check support on the serial and it will tell you what it is.



    That they didn't show the screen and that mangled back sticker (that doesn't match the serial on the device) are other big clues



    Supposedly he was saying something about 'see that's not even close to the product number on this old iPad 2 we also have' when he showed the serial, but we still don't see them removing an iPad from the box etc. So there's no way to prove that they were showing a different iPad when they were showing us the new beautiful sim tray etc
  • dfilerdfiler Posts: 3,420member
    Why did I waste time watching that? While it is likely the real thing, on video it is indistinguishable from an iPad2.
  • 50mm1.250mm1.2 Posts: 3member
    I'm Vietnamese and having seen the video, I understood most of it but not all due having lived in the US most of my life.



    In the video, they kept going back and forth between a 2nd gen and 3rd gen iPad, so it was a little confusing to watch. Nevertheless, the product number (MD369LL/A) seems legit for a 3rd gen iPad after searching on the web. Regardless, the video didn't show much more of anything that we couldn't find for ourselves on the web.



    I wouldn't be too surprised that those guys somehow got their hands on the new iPad with Vietnam so freaking close to China. And especially with the corruption going on back there, someone could have paid handsomely under the table to slip one from the delivery truck. I'm guessing that somebody won't be getting their new iPad on March 16th and should be getting an e-mail with a new delivery date due to some "technical difficulty". Hope that's not me.
  • christophbchristophb Posts: 1,370member
    Can I still consider this one iPad part of the launch day numbers?
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,490member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ChristophB View Post


    Can I still consider this one iPad part of the launch day numbers?



    Since it's an iPad 2 and not an iPad 3, no.
  • christophbchristophb Posts: 1,370member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Since it's an iPad 2 and not an iPad 3, no.



    Whew! I was worried my estimate would be off by one.
  • nkingmannkingman Posts: 44member
    If you look at the Cellular Data page it says Enable LTE, so it looks legit.
  • apfeltoshapfeltosh Posts: 31member
    Amazing that someone opening a box has become an event... truly sad.
  • 50mm1.250mm1.2 Posts: 3member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apfeltosh View Post


    Amazing that someone opening a box has become an event... truly sad.



    Didn't occur to me until I read this. We're filled with expectations like watching a magic show...except there's no magic. I'm just as guilty.
  • tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 40,490member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apfeltosh View Post


    Amazing that someone opening a box has become an event... truly sad.



    Unboxings have always been events for Apple products.



    The difference here is this is a fake.
  • relicrelic Posts: 4,735member
    This video looks pretty real to me, when he showed the size of the camera hole I was convinced. I wish he would have walked us threw the iPhoto software or even the new Garage Band. I am so excited about he new Garage Band, I use that plus all of of Korgs stuff, Looptastic and iSequence so much that I would I pay twice as much for an iPad if I it meant I couldn't use them anymore.
  • hill60hill60 Posts: 6,965member
    We may have received a delivery of them to our store here in Australia, I might be able to get my hands on one right now.



    ...but I wouldn't tell you if I could, suffice to say they will be available here on the 16th, while all you Americans are still sleeping on the 15th.



    Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.
  • osminosmin Posts: 10member
    It's like a bunch of children trying to peek at their christmas presents two days early. We will be able to see it in a couple of days.



    Of course that doesn't mean I haven't checked to see if mine has budged from Louisville KY 250 times already.
  • dreamboxdreambox Posts: 10member
    Fake. System info shows model MC774LL with serial DLXFFP53DFJ2



    Serial number: DLXFFP53DFJ2

    Name: iPad 2

    Group1: iPad

    Group2: WiFi-GSM

    Generation: 2

    ModelCode:

    Machine Model: iPad2,2

    Model introduced: 2011

    Production year: 2011

    Production week: 12 (March)

    introduced test: GOED

    Screen size: 9 inch

    Screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels

    Colour: Black

    Capacity: 32GB

    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)



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