For those not keeping track, the iPhone's mute switch has a design flaw1.
Allow me to summarize:
- The New York Times – An iPhone alarm disrupts the NY Philharmonic
- John Gruber – Defends the iPhone
- Andy Ihnatko – Gruber/iPhone are wrong
- Ben Brooks – The picture says it all
I can't imagine this debate having ever started if mute always meant mute.
- Yes, it's a design flaw.⇑