Seeing the auto-rotation-lock switch on the iPad....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coolwater, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2009
    Is that why Steve Jobs did not give the feature to the iPhone and iPod Touch--that, he didn't want another switch or button on his precious iPhone?
  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Not to make excuses for Apple but I imagine a rotation lock is more needed for something like the iPad. Also, the homescreen on the iPad can be put into landscape, which makes a hardware switch better than a software option. On the iPhone I would prefer a software button to toggle the rotation lock.
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    That's a good point. A software toggle would be a lot better on an iPhone (and less physical buttons to worry about being damaged:eek:)
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Also, a dedicated mute button is less needed for something that doesn't get phone calls.

    (I'm not saying it's never useful, just that it's needed less on an iPad than on an iPhone.)

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