iPad’s mute switch changes in iOS 4.2 is permanent

ipad rotation lock switch changes

The “screen rotation lock” switch on iPad will be changed to “mute” switch when Apple releases iOS 4.2 in the coming weeks. A 9to5mac.com reader has received confirmation email from Steve Jobs that this change is permanent in the sense there will be no option via Settings app to switch it back to screen rotation lock purpose.  And do not hope that a third party app will allow you to do that as Apple has made it clear via its guideline to developers that changing the hardware switch function is prohibited.

Via 9to5mac.com