Why does wifi models have airplane mode?

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  1. londoner888 macrumors regular

    londoner888

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    Just curious as to why there is airplane mode on an iPad wifi as when you switch off wireless it does the same thing does it not?!

    Seems to me like it's a pointless feature or am I missing something?
    Does it conserve battery at all?
     
  2. bretmartin macrumors member

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    It's a quick way to turn off all wireless radios; in the case of Wi-Fi models, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
     
  3. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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  4. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

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    The iPad is a device designed for average non-savvy users. "Airplane Mode" is just an easy way for people who don't understand all the tech stuff to comply with airline and FAA regs
     
  5. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    This...and yes it does conserve battery slightly.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yep, only one setting to change rather than 2.
     
  7. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    But what if I'm on a boat?!? So confusing.
     
  8. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

    D1G1T4L

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    Then you wouldn't have to worry about Airplane mode. How is that confusing?
     
  9. DeathChill macrumors 68000

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    You throw your iPad into the water. Everyone knows that.
     
  10. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat)
    I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat)
    Everybody look at me 'cause I'm sailing on a boat (sailing on a boat)
    I'm on a boat (I'm on a boat)
    I'm on a boat
    Take a good hard look at the mother****ing boat (boat, yeah)
     
  11. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    I love you.

    I'm on a boat, ****************, take a look at me
    Straight flowin' on a boat on the deep blue sea
    Bustin five knots, wind wippin' out my coat
    You can't stop me **************** cuz I'm on a boat!
     
  12. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    oh noo I'm not on a boat... I'm on a MAC!

    I'm on a Mac, muthaf***a, take a look at me,
    Straight iPhone'in hard, got the 3G
    Bumpin iTunes, CoverFlow to be exact
    You can't stop me muthaf***a, cause I'm on a Mac!
    Eat a virus bro
    I'm on a Mac Pro
    We rockin 8 cores hard
    Watch the screen go
    I got my SuperDrive
    And my mighty mice-es
    I'm pluggin girls
    You at work, pluggin in devices
     
  13. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Because of this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikcharlton/348280630/
     

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