But then again I'm just some idiot on a forum.
I used it and am not going to dismiss its worth, but it's actually quicker to use the Control Centre shortcut so I'm not going to feel its loss.
They have dual microphones now, as if I'm going to carry my iPad around my neck with a strap for a tourist camera.
I think the dual mics are for better sound on facetime (or other) calls and videos. I know with headsets companies do this so that they can better filter ambient noise and provide a more lifelike voice to the person on the other end of the call.
That's certainly plausible, but they could have found another place for it instead of where the switch belongs. I'm sure that's now why they left it out, but still...
Same here. I use the control center a lot for turning wifi on/off and adjusting display brightness but it's not always easy to flick up when you've got the keyboard and input areas and whatnot on the bottom of the screen. I'm definitely going to miss the physical switch for quick rotation lock.Keep it. I use it all the time to stop the screen from rotating. Much quicker than doing it from Control Center, especially since I can't seem to get the hang of flicking up to pull it up.
I certainly would have preferred a bigger battery than a thinner device. Caveat, if they significantly increased battery life in this iteration, they'll probably have a hard time matching it in the next iteration (diminishing returns and all that).However, if I made the call I would have kept it the same thickness and let it have more battery life. Then amazed everyone next year that it's thinner with the same battery life (more efficient A9X chip, LPDDR4, etc). But then again I'm just some idiot on a forum.
I feel that the switch did not really have a purpose, especially if left set on the volume side of things. Switching it to mute didn't mute everything, only notifications that you hardly receive on iPads. If it muted the device completely that could be a different story. I would be very upset if the switch disappeared on my iPhones, but never used the switch on the iPad, besides to just make sure it was working.