New "Apple Inc." in Contacts

Bostonaholic

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Aug 21, 2009
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Maybe I never noticed it before, but I noticed a new contact in my list of Contacts. Is this something that came with an update?

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tico24

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Jun 17, 2007
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That comes as standard* with every new Mac in the address book

*or at least, every UK mac has something very similar, with a UK phone number.
 

Vandam500

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Sep 29, 2008
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No, I don't have Apple as my contacts. I am pretty sure it is Illegal for Apple or any company to do such a thing. You probably added it a while back and forgot or if you have your contacts synched to something like MobileMe or Gmail then it probably transferred over.
 

brn2ski00

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Aug 16, 2007
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No, I don't have Apple as my contacts. I am pretty sure it is Illegal for Apple or any company to do such a thing. You probably added it a while back and forgot or if you have your contacts synched to something like MobileMe or Gmail then it probably transferred over.
Not quite.

Like the poster above said, it comes standard on any OS release.
 

scaredpoet

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Apr 6, 2007
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No, I don't have Apple as my contacts. I am pretty sure it is Illegal for Apple or any company to do such a thing.
It is not illegal for a company you have done business with to provide you with information on how to contact them for support or service.
 

Bostonaholic

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Aug 21, 2009
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No, I don't have Apple as my contacts. I am pretty sure it is Illegal for Apple or any company to do such a thing. You probably added it a while back and forgot or if you have your contacts synched to something like MobileMe or Gmail then it probably transferred over.
It must have been synched with my MobileMe contacts. I know I have never added it. I wouldn't have put in all that address info, website, etc.
 

The Californian

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Jan 17, 2009
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It doesn't come standard in your iPhone, but it does come standard in the Address Book on your Mac. Therefore if you're syncing contacts with your Mac or MobileMe, it will end up on your iPhone.
 

kayno

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Aug 19, 2008
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Phelps Land
I sync with my mac and I have it.. I don't think its illegal.. Its actually helpful.. If you dont want it you can delete it. Considering how good apple is with customer service, its convinient you know u dont have to search to far to find a number to call.. I think thats the point they are trying to make. Illegal? its their damn product they can put whatever they want in it especially a customer service number.
 

SkippyThorson

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Jul 22, 2007
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No, I don't have Apple as my contacts. I am pretty sure it is Illegal for Apple or any company to do such a thing. You probably added it a while back and forgot or if you have your contacts synched to something like MobileMe or Gmail then it probably transferred over.
Illegal? Hardly. I have this contact in my 2005 iBook, and furthermore, in my 2003 iMac. Far from illegal to put the tech support phone number in the Address Book on your machine. That's like saying HP can't put the HP Start Bar in Vista, because oh yes they can. Apple just has the cleanest way of putting themselves in the OS.
 
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