Contacts Icon In 2.0 Software

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by QuietFun, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. QuietFun macrumors regular

    QuietFun

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    I know there has been some discussion about the contacts button in the 2.0 beta software and that it may just be in the beta so you could access it through the simulator on a computer but in the Guided Tour video the Contacts icon is still there. Any idea why this would be there? or would it just end up being more clutter..
     
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    It is a permanent addition to 2.0, it will be in the final version. I'm pretty sure it's mostly there for the iPod Touch since it doesn't have the phone app, but it's still nice on the iPhone at times if you don't keep the contacts tab in the phone app as the last tab you look at before closing it.
     
  3. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    I honestly can't see the need for it. iPod touch has had this since v1.1.

    The iPhone has the phone app for this.

    But yes, it is present in Software 2.0 Gold Master.

    R-fly
     
  4. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    No Contacts icon is shown on the images of iPhone 3G on the Apple web site. App Store is shown, so it isn't just the old icon set on the new phone.
     
  5. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    That is because the contacts app is on the 2nd page of the home screen by default. Not sure why they did it this way, but that's where it shows up.
     
  6. bacaramac macrumors 65816

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    Huh? It is on page 2 of the iPhone screens. The same place it has been since they included it.
     
  7. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    No sure what you are looking at, but there is no separate contacts icon on my iPhone. Contacts are buried in the Phone app.

    Until I added some web apps, there was no page 2 on my phone either.

    Am I confused?
     
  8. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Yes, because they're talking about the 2.0 firmware which you (unless you're a dev with the beta) don't have.
     
  9. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    OK, thanks. I got misled by the "since they included it" comment. In my world, they haven't yet included it. But I'll be happy for having it next Friday.
     
  10. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Apple's ashamed to have it :D.

    Because if they don't , some people will complain. Whilst none of us might use it, there are some who do..it's like those who'd rather have the music and video icon instead of just the iPod.
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Yup. People like me. :p ;)

    I'd love separate Music and Video icons… The new Contacts icon is a step in th right direction…

    Choice is always good.
     

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