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Video: New iPad in Vietnam

March 13, 2012: 8:18 AM ET

An unauthorized preview, three days before Apple-sanctioned sales begin

New iPad and iPad 2 side by side

Side by side: iPad 2 and new iPad

Despite Apple's (AAPL) best efforts to keep a lid on the thing, a pair of Vietnamese bloggers managed to get their hands on a new iPad and post a 4-minute unboxing video on YouTube.

You need some fluency in Vietnamese to follow the commentary, but not to get the gist. The larger camera, the 4G designation and the LTE option in network settings menu are clearly visible.

The guys at Tinhte.vn also managed to do what Apple PR reps wouldn't allow the press do at last week's iPad event in San Francisco: Shoot a new iPad and an iPad 2 side by side.

Via MacRumors.

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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