1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

You know what's awesome?

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by gregg37, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. gregg37
    Offline

    gregg37 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Taking away something useful to put a mute switch right next to the mute button we already had! (Volume down always muted WAY too fast)

    ...and on top of that, it doesn't work in most applications/webpages!

    Poor Apple.
  2. SweetPoison
    Offline

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,940
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +132 / 0
    Who needs to mute anyway. I am glad that I can actually find that button now when I want to lock the screen. I was always feeling around all sides and I would accidently turn it off.

    It was annoying. I'm likin it now. :D

    I am sorry you don't though. Want some really good coffee?
  3. Hedonist222
    Offline

    Hedonist222 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Abu Dhabi
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Actually I think the mute button is used to mute system sounds (like incoming emails, sms and calls (for iPhone)) while the the volume button is for user designated sounsd (like a movie/song).

    This way you can mute the system sounds (with the button) but continue watching a movie in full volume.

    Makes me wonder, what used to happen in the past? ding dong sounds while watching a movie? Huh?
  4. SweetPoison
    Offline

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,940
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +132 / 0
    Oh I wonder! Ya know, I have never watched a movie on my Paddy. Well, not all of one.
  5. iVan
    Offline

    iVan iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    1,932
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Near Montréal Québec
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0
    Me neither! Somehow I feel I'd have to focus more to watch a movie on the ipad than I'd do in the living room with the big tv. I like to melt into a movie not concentrate on it...

    I also think that the iPad would also distract me to go back to the web, the same way it does when I read on it.

    Then there's the distraction of holding the iPad still when I switch position in my seat without loosing the beat of the movie.
  6. The Dreaming Tree
    Offline

    The Dreaming Tree iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Deja vu.

    OP, I agree. Broken switch is broken and redundant.
  7. viducce
    Offline

    viducce iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Taipeh
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Multitasking

    Its great that it has multitasking now, but they should have opted for a tap function to start it instead of using the home button which is now gonna be pretty stressed.
    Wonder when its gonna give up.
  8. Digikid
    Offline

    Digikid iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    571
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Markdale, Ontario
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    ANother Apple Blunder IMHO.
  9. Hasty
    Offline

    Hasty iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,282
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Location
    Ratings:
    +22 / 0
    Great streaming movies when lying in bed.........you realize what the cinema is missing. Comfort and volume control.
  10. NumbLock
    Offline

    NumbLock iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,017
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Ratings:
    +32 / 0
    I'm not lovin the mute/rotation lock either, but as Sweetpoisin said the old way of feeling around the corners for the switch also wasn't ideal.
  11. gregg37
    Offline

    gregg37 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2010
    Messages:
    37
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    If the volume rocker didn't already serve as a mute, or if this new one actually worked, I guess it would be okay. I'd actually like to see it used to go into app switch mode instead of the dopubletap home button.

    Or God forbid, have Apple let us choose what it does! But hey, they don't even let iPhone zombies choose notification/mail tones, so you know that's not gonna happen.

    I'm not buying the "I cant find the switch" argument. If you know where your home button is, then by default you know where the switch is.

    I do read a lot and sometimes watch tv shows/movies in bed with the ipad at strange angles. This causes it to rotate undesireably now and then. I miss the easy switch.
  12. Dannyboy85
    Offline

    Dannyboy85 iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    646
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    I'm liking the new setup... Especially with a case the rotation lock was a pain just being on the side.
  13. Digikid
    Offline

    Digikid iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    571
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Markdale, Ontario
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    When it works......:(
  14. mslammers
    Offline

    mslammers iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Beavercreek, Ohio (Dayton PO
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    The Home button probably has more cycles than we will need in the life of the iPad. It depends on the type of switch. Since it has such a short throw, it might be a bellevile washer switch. Those normally have millions of cycles life.

Share This Page