iPad Orientation Lock Becomes Mute Switch in iOS 4.2

Apple has decided that there is no room for redundancy on the iPad, and has repurposed the orientation lock as a mute toggle in the latest beta of iOS. 4.2 graces the iPad with multitasking, so you can lock the orientation simply by double clicking the home button and tapping the lock button on the pop-up drawer, so there is no reason to have both. It’s a nice change, but will undoubtedly confuse some users at first. (My parents.)

[Mac Rumors]

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