Rounded pictures in contacts/favourites instead of square

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TwoBytes, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    1) Why on earth did they not include pictures in the contacts app and only in favourites? I appreciate it is in favourites and glad... but Apple didn't take this the whole way. It's a half job.

    You KNOW who your favourites are and sometimes come across a random name in your contacts so a picture would be helpful information to see who they are.. iOS 7 has taken away those 'at a glance' features (such as calendar app and notification centre if you see posts below).

    2)The contacts are ROUND instead of square thus cutting out more of the picture. Again, baby like bubble writing and bubble icons. Bring back more of the picture! A typical example of 'form over function'
  2. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
  3. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    You can fit a lot of contacts on one screen if you don't have photos. I guess that was the reason behind their thinking.

    Most contacts are people, who happen to have faces which are more round than square. However, you can easily have contacts that are companies where you'd want to see a square logo. IMHO, making contact pictures circular was a bad move.
  4. Sital macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2012
    New England
    But if you have a "random" name in your contacts, what are the chances you're going to have a picture of them anyway?
  5. j4zb4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Or a fraction of a second to click and open the contact is just "TOO DAMN HIGH"... lol...
  6. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    When I jb my devices the first thing I do is install cyntacts. Love being able to see pictures next to names. I would say 95% of my contacts have pics and when you have more than 320 contacts like me, it makes finding the right person faster.

    As far as circles vs squares; I prefer squares since the same space is lost anyways.

    My guess apple only shows favorites with pics because they know that at least you would have those people with pics on their contacts. Most people I know don't have pictures for many of their contacts.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Favorites section with pictures has contact cells that take up just about the same amount of space as the contacts section without pictures.


    Because that's what this is about?
  8. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    I find it funny how people want the decrease in the number of contacts shown per page by adding the pics, which would create more scrolling and slow the quickness of the user experience and of locating a contact (lets face it, if you don't really know who the contact is at first glance, you are generally not going to be searching for them and a picture might not help much, heck most of my contacts I have never seen in person), yet when the same change essentially happened in the music app, people are screaming the opposite way that having to scroll through the entire album list for an artist is cumbersome, annoying, and slowing the experience. This just shows how fickle and undecided people can be.

    Having said that, I hope that if apple were to add this, it would be a toggle option as it is for the favorites section (as I would not like it nor use it in the contacts section, as I have thousands of contacts and have pics for very few of them.
  9. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    Space is clearly not a concern based on how they rewrote their own apps for iOS 7. In fact, more whitespace seems to be part of the design of iOS 7. It is just another area where iOS 7 is inconsistent.
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's not a concern because it isn't even true anyway--you don't get more contacts on screen if too don't have photos enabled.


    What's funnier is that the concern about not fitting as many contacts on the screen doesn't even hold water since it's not true.

    And they certainly provided an option to enable or disable photos in favorites so it would make sense that it would still be an option that people can choose in contacts.
  11. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    first of all, there were never pictures of the contacts in your contact list on any previous version of iOS. This is not some "at a glance feature" they took away in iOS 7 like you claim.

    Second, there is no difference in the amount of space taken up by having or not having pictures, so stop saying that's why they don't have it in the contacts list.

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