iPad Screen Rotation Lock

Discussion in 'iPad' started by karlfranz, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. karlfranz macrumors regular

    karlfranz

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    Just ordered my iPad and noticed that they have pictures where they identified the button above the volume control as a screen rotation lock. Is this new? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere before.
     
  2. InvalidBassist macrumors regular

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    I thought it was a "Mute" button to turn off all sounds, at least that's what I though it said in the tech specs?
     
  3. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you post a link to these pics?

    EDIT: Just found what you were talking about,

    http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

    I always thought that was going to be a mute button like on the iphone, but apparently its a screen rotation lock. I like that feature since I've had alot of trouble trying to use my iphone laying down on my side and the screen rotating back and forth. Also, since its not a phone the mute button would not be as important. Good design decision Apple!
     
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  5. karlfranz thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought so too at first. A quick Google search shows nothing about this feature. I'd rather have the rotation lock than a mute, though. You can always just lower the volume, but trying to read on your side while in bed is annoying if the screen flips on you.
     
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  7. Bytor65 macrumors 6502a

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    I read about people mentioning not having this in another thread, and I was surprised you couldn't do this. Seemed like a must have to me.

    Good to know it is there after all.
     
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