iOS really lets an app delete contacts?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by slapple, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. slapple macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2008

    It doesn't seem right that the iOS API would allow an app to delete a user's contacts. Seems like read-only access would be better. A malicious app could obviously wreak havoc with write access to the contacts and who knows what other parts of the phone.
  2. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    Some apps would need write privileges in order to add contact info to contact cards.

    Also what do you think the App revisers do when they check apps :)
  3. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Not much by the looks of it.
  4. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
  5. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2012
    Sounds like the risks you take when you sign up for testing Beta software.

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