Thank You For Fixing the iPad's Side Switch, Apple

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We weren't happy when Apple changed the iPad's side switch from an orientation lock into a mute switch, but thanks to iOS 4.3 we can calm down: Now there's finally a setting allowing us to choose what the switch does.

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As minor of an option as this may seem, it actually makes life quite a bit more comfortable for most iPad users. The addition of this particular setting also shows that Apple does listen to customers—especially when there are noisy petitions and campaigns asking for features.

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OgilvyTheAstronomer

Right, now we need the software volume slider at the far left of the multitask pane on the iPhone to become a brightness slider instead. We already have hardware buttons to change the volume.