Since Apple is able to change function of the side switch on the iPad's via a software update, has left many wondering if Apple would make an option in settings for the user to choose whether they want it as an orientation lock or as a mute switch. Well, we've the answer from Steve Jobs:
In IOS 4.2 for iPad is the switch on the side going to be the mute and not screen orientation lock from now on?
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Robert asked him if this would be an option for the user:
Are you planning to make that a changeable option?
And Jobs' answer: