12 March 2010

“iPad mute switch magicked into a ’screen rotation lock’ overnight, a flurry of other tidbits emerge”

One of the quirkier details is that what was previously known as the mute switch on the iPad – similar to the one on the iPhone – is now known as the “screen rotation lock” on Apple’s website.

Every iPhone user will shout that it’s awesome, but there’s something very wrong about having the same switch perform two completely different tasks on two sister devices. Also, the iPad is gonna get push notifications (presumably), so it does have a use for a mute switch.

At least that means the OS is gonna support orientation locking and we might get a software switch on the iPhone (which still needs that functionality much more than the iPad ever will).