The "What the Heck Is This on the iPad?" Thread

Discussion in 'iPad' started by appleguy123, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    If there is not already a thread like this I figure this would be better than having 1000 threads asking about something they see in the iPad gallery.
    Here are some of questions I have about it.
    1. On the top of the iPad there is a small hole next to the headphone jack (picture attached).
    2. The button next to the slide to unlock (picture)
    So just post things in the hardware or software that seem foreign to you.
     

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    Next to the headphone jack is the thing to eject the SIM card. The button on the unlock screen... Not a clue.
     
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  5. Azurael macrumors regular

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    Ambient light sensor? Moisture intrusion detector?
     
  6. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    The spec list does not detail that the product has a mic.
    Switch users seems to be an interesting concept.
     
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  8. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I hope not! Personally I am thinking microsim eject key.
     
  9. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    See "Input and Output"
     
  10. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    I wanna know what that button is aswell! :(

    It does have a mic!

    From Apple.com
     
  11. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't think that was there when the page was launched. I looked for quite awhile and even asked the Apple chat people and they said no mic. Was this recently updated? Sorry for misinformation.
     
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    I'm really intrigued what that button on the home screen is!
     
  13. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I found a slightly better view of it and it looks like a stick person (from shoulders up) maybe it is user switching or maybe there will be a camera on the device (face recognition) as a last minute announcement. Has something like that ever happened before?
     
  14. Johnpartridge macrumors regular

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    The button (if your talking about the same one which I think you are) which is bottom right on the iPad homescreen.

    It puts the iPad into Pictureframe mode, and plays a slideshow of your photos without needing to unlock.
     
  15. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, but how do you know this? Seems underwhelming(how fitting).
     
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    2) is actually a picture of a flower in a rectangular frame
     
  17. Johnpartridge macrumors regular

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    I saw a video with it demo'd earlier. Kind of cool really, Might be nice to have it sitting on your desk or in the kitchen with a slideshow running.
     
  18. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    New question. Should be a few now that we can see more images of the iPad. What does this button do? It's on the virtual keyboard on the bottom right. [​IMG]
     

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    I'm guessing that hides the keyboard
     
  20. Elzlaik macrumors regular

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    It is a button to dismiss the soft keyboard off the screen.

    As for the two other questions. The hole on the top is a mic. The button beside the slide to unlock puts the iPad in slideshow mode when it's docked.
     
  21. goobot macrumors 603

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    do you really not know what a mic looks like?
     
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    The pinhole is a mic, that's been confirmed by Apple Representatives. The button on the slide to unlock screen is a button that takes you in to the photo frame slideshow mode.
     
  23. climbersaurus macrumors newbie

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    pinhole at the top, below the glass

    did any of you notice the pinhole on the front of the ipad below the glass? you have to tilt the ipad to see it

    is this just something in the frame as a placeholder or is it a camera?
     
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    Ambient light sensor
     

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