mute switch Stories October 8, 2014

Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn has pictures claiming to show the design of the new iPad Air, likely a dummy unit which acts as a reasonable portrayal of the device’s characteristics. Shown in white, the device is reportedley only 7 mm thin. This is almost the same depth as Apple’s latest iPhones, which measure 6.9 mm and 7.1 mm thin. As such, it also features the same recessed volume button style as the iPhone 6.

The leaks show the next generation iPad to be mostly identical to the current iPad Air, but with some notable changes. Aside from thinness, the iPad now features a ‘glass’ (likely sapphire) Touch ID home button to match previous rumors. Interestingly, the side shots of the device appear to lack a mute switch.

The blog speculates this was for space-saving reasons, meaning the mute switch (which can also be a rotation lock) was sacrificed in order for Apple to attain the desired thinness. Video below.

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mute switch Stories June 7, 2013

Apple updates WWDC app with uninterrupted videos and more ahead of Monday’s event

Ahead of Apple’s big keynote address to kick off its WWDC 2013 developer conference next week on Monday, Apple today updated its WWDC app for iPhone and iPad with a number of tweaks and fixes.

The most notable updates include videos that “now continue to play over AirPlay when the device locks or after interruptions” such as phone call, as well as a tweak so the audio ringer switch doesn’t mute audio in videos.

You can check out everything we expect to see at WWDC next week in our roundups here and here.

Other improvements included in version 1.0.1 of the WWDC app below:

What’s New in Version 1.0.1

Thanks for all the great feedback. This release includes numerous bug fixes:

• Videos now continue to play over AirPlay when the device locks or after interruptions, e.g., a phone call • When playing videos, the audio ringer switch no longer mutes audio • Favorites in Events go all the way to 11 PM • Duplicate section headers in the videos list no longer appear • The navigation bar in Events no longer disappears • Blurry text in session details has been corrected • Version information has been added to augment future bug reports or feedback

To get the most out of the WWDC app, make sure you sign in with your Registered Apple Developer account. If you’re not a Registered Apple Developer, you can still use the app — just tap Cancel when you’re prompted to sign in.

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