Here’s a small but notable change under iOS 4.2 (Beta 1) for the iPad. The Orientation Lock button on the top right of the iPad is now a Mute button (as on the iPhone, though on the opposite side of the device).
You now have an Orientation Lock button in the Multitasking Bar. My initial reaction is I prefer things this way. I think I find the ability to turn sound on/off a more useful function for the hardware button, and I’m fine with going to the taskbar to enable/disable orientation lock.
What do you all think of this change?