Apple Replaces iPad’s Mute Switch With Screen Rotation Lock

News | Thursday March 11 2010 1:02 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

, the iPad automatically senses its orientation and adjusts its display between portrait and landscape modes when a user turns the device thanks to the accelerometer. Though its a cool feature, it can be quite annoying when you move around in the bed while reading, as the screen keeps rotating.
Apple has addressed this annoying issue in the iPad with this last minute hardware change as it would been even more annoying on an ebook reader/tablet like iPad.
, which is available as a SBSetting toogle.
also has a nifty feature built into the app to disable screen rotation.
Based on this change, it is quite evident that Apple understands that this is an annoying issue, it will be interesting to see how they plan to address it in the iPhone and
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What do you think about Apple ’s decision to make this last minute hardware change?

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