Who wants their screen rotation button back?

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by newfmp3, Nov 23, 2010.

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Do you want the Screen Orientation button back?

  1. Yes, bring it back!

    224 vote(s)
    74.9%
  2. No, I like the mute button.

    64 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. I don't care either way

    7 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. There was an orientation button??

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. Stefx

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    I start a song on the Apple iPod app, then I switch the mute button on. I still hear the music. It's not a mute button.
    When I press mute on any audio-video device (tvs, amps, etc...not phones or cells) the sound is muted.
    Let's call it something else.
     
  2. Superbike81

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    Why don't people get this? It works the same way as it does on the iPhone and iPod touch, it mutes sounds, not music.

    If you want to mute everything, slide your index finger down 1/2" and hold the volume down button for about a second. Is it really that difficult?
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    Not everyone has or is familiar with the iPhone or iPod touch. I know nothing about them. Zip. Nada.

    But this really is a silly thing to whine about! I agree!
     
  4. rsava

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    I know lots about the iPod touch. I have 3 of them, my compnay uses them with our software, we are a hardware reseller. I have never had a "mute button" switch on my iPods. (I have yet to use a 4th Gen)
    I use the orientation lock constantly. I hold my iPad at different angles and if it is not locked it rotates. Now if I need to rotate the orientation I slide a button, let it rotate, slide it back to lock. I bet I do that 50 or 60 times a week.
    I haven't upgraded yet and when I finally do I will miss it.
    For all of you that are furious with Steve for not consulting you first, when I get enough money I'll buy Apple and make it user configurable. :D Just don't hold your breath waiting! :p
     
  5. SweetPoison

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    Thats funny! Great sense of humor!
     
  6. Tinman

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    Keep in mind that the switch was a mute switch on the iPad initially. It was changed to rotation lock about a month before the iPad starting shipping. Think of it as just returning to its roots. :)



    Michael
     
  7. cpking

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    Several things are bad and stupid about this change.
    1. To quickly mute the iPad, just hold the volume button down for 2 secs.
    2. If you're laying in bed trying to watch a movie, you move slightly and the screen flips-totally annoying.
    3. Having to double click, swipe, press, click etc. to lock the the screen is a hassle.
    4. It's an iPad, not an iPod or iPhone (both of which I own). They're not the same, so give up the consistency argument.
    5. Since it can obviously be software addressed, make it a toggle in the general panel settings.
    6. Apple, quit fixing things that aren't broken.
     
  8. Wreybies

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    Agreed. I actually use it with some frequency. I didn't like the fact the function was had by moving item subject to wear. Mute is something I use with significantly less frequency and I think that function is more appropriate to the silly little, rather unAppleie inelegant toggle.
     
  9. DaveSt

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    This. Apple and some overly protective fans of the Ipad don't want this device to be thought of as a "large Ipod Touch". It sure seems like this move is making it more that way than before.
     
  10. Stefx

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    cpking and DaveSt expressed very well what I couldn't phrase so clearly.
    A big +1
     
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