Does Apple hide contacts app?

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  1. TopGear300 macrumors regular

    TopGear300

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    I wasn't sure if anyone else noticed this but when I first started using my new iPhone I was immediately impressed with the app store. The possibilites are really endless here and decided to download a few. I do like to keep all my stuff as stock as possible and noticed that apple only gives us one extra space on the main home screen ( first page) for an app. Later I put my box away and noticed that according to the picture I should have 2? After comparing the two I realized that apple did not put the contacts application on the picture of the iPhone box or bag. I then checked :apple: website and noticed that it didn't show up in any of the pics in the gallery, 360 view, or even in the commercials??? Anyone got any ideas why they do this??

    THANKS!!
     
  2. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    The contacts application was not on the first iphone, and it only started on the 2.0 software.. at least i think it did?

    It was however on the iPod Touch for quite awhile. I personally do not use it, and i find its easyer going into phone, and useing the contacts in that.'

    I think thats what you were talking about anyways?
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Apple drops it on the second page of apps. I personally love it.
     
  4. TopGear300 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well i don't know about first gen... I will go check. I was just talking about the new 3G models?
     
  5. AutomaticHaze macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it's right on your second page. It should be you first app on that page..or at least that's how it was for me.

    I find it better to just find whoever i wana call through the phone app.
     
  6. AlphaBob macrumors regular

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    It shows up on my bag and box when I put my finger on the picture and slide it to the left to access the second page. ;)
     
  7. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    I have it on my 2G iPhone 2.0 and i see no point in it.

    If i want to get any info on a contact i go into the phone part...

    Can it be removed??? Dont want it there for my iPhone 3G!
     
  8. FaustArp macrumors regular

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    thumbs down

    this is definitely a waste of space.. I hate having it on my phone because all I have to do is go to my phone and look in contacts. Any hacks to rid this junk?
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I like it. If I'm looking for someone's address or birthday it feels weird to go to the phone for that. It's not like I'm going to call their birthday date.

    I like selecting the phone when I'm going to call and the contact book for other uses. It just makes more sense to me that way.
     
  10. TopGear300 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I like having the option to do both and I'm sure thats what apple wanted to give their customers. You can dial through the phone part of the contact application. I can see how it will be a waste of space to some users but I will keep on the look out for a jailbreak to get rid of it!:cool:
     
  11. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    There's very little reason for the contact apps as they are already built-in for call and email...
     
  12. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Some people like a separate contacts application...the only problems I find is that the phone's number isn't displayed at the top (making it consistent with the phone contacts tab).

    More importantly, the contacts application is significantly slower than the Phone application Contacts tab.

    This makes either option the same speed.
     
  13. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I think the Contacts app should have been a free app on the App Store, and have Remote as a default 2.0 app.
     
  14. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Believe it or not, some people complain about the number of clicks to get to the contacts. If you last used the voicemail tab in the phone, you have to tap Phone then Contacts. Some people want one click to their contacts.

    This feature fist appeared in the Touch and with the 2.0 software it arrived on iPhones.
     
  15. Twenty5 macrumors regular

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    I find it extremely useful. I was getting mad before when they didnt include it....

    If you are on a call with someone, and that someone asks you for a number of somebody else, YOU CANT if you use the phone app (you cannot check numbers with the phone app while on a call).... this is where the contacts app comes in handy.

    THANK YOU APPLE. <3 :apple:
     
  16. profetto macrumors regular

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    I always wondered why they had no Contacts app on the first iPhone, kinda bugged me having to go into the Phone and all that.

    It's nice to have it on the new firmware.
     
  17. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it, no matter what is done there will be someone hear to complain about it. It's like many users here think Apple should have contacted them prior to insure that they agree with Apple.

    If you don't like contacts don't use it move it to another page, very simple. Or get a job at Apple and remove it.
     
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    I like having a separate contacts app.

    The iPhone isn't only a phone. Yes, I can reach all contacts through the phone icon, but if I want to e-mail someone, or get their physical address, my first inclination isn't to hit phone. ;)
     
  20. Pathetique macrumors member

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    The contacts button is right there while you're in the middle of a phone call...[​IMG]
     
  21. TopGear300 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do find that in either the contacts app or the contacts tab in the phone it takes a few seconds to load the whole page in? does anyone else see this? I only have 200 contacts
     
  22. stevearm macrumors 6502a

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    I really do find it bizarre that people "love" having a contacts app.

    Just tap the freakin big green icon on every home screen! There's no point to this waste of space.
     
  23. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    How technically difficult would it be for Apple to allow you to remove Apps through iTunes? I would love to be able to remove 3 that I never use, Stocks, YouTube, Contacts. Hell for that matter I would probably get rid of Weather and use the Weatherbug App instead, and I don't need the Clock App everyday either. Maybe let you add/remove them as you need them threw iTunes unless this is alot more difficult than I'm thinking it is. Just a thought.
     
  24. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    And then tap on another icon...

    One tap access. Much easier.
     
  25. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    I also hate the Contacts app. In fact, having it there is irritating. Having duplicate ways to access the same information is just a waste of precious screen space.

    Should have been free on the App Store, or removable with a restore switch somewhere.
     

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