New "Apple Inc." in Contacts

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  1. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

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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?

    3GS v3.1.2
     

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  2. tico24 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  4. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Not quite.

    Like the poster above said, it comes standard on any OS release.
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    For real? I have never had it!
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  7. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    for really real ;)
     
  8. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  9. outphase macrumors 65816

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    I just pulled up my new iMac's Address Book.app. There's Apple Inc. and me.
     
  10. The Californian macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  11. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    And they're not the only company. Palm has been doing it for years too.
     
  12. The General macrumors 601

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  13. Bostonaholic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's like that most likely because the phone number is printed to the screen, it is formatted to look like a phone number i.e. X (XXX) XXX-XXXX and this "number" is no exception.
     
  14. greygray macrumors 68000

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    So, who's going to create the FAIL picture? :p
     
  15. kayno macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Yep, its not a big deal either way.
     
  17. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I've never had added it myself either yet I have had it on every single iPhone and Mac.
     
  18. bassjunky macrumors regular

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    lol :rolleyes:
     
  19. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  20. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Sync with a PC and you won't have this issue. ;)
     
  21. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Yay :) That's why I haven't had it xD
     

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