So adding a contact number in OS3.0 has an 'iphone' labeling option ......

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  1. danpass macrumors 68020

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    I'm just not seeing Apple merely adding that 'just for looks'.

    What possible options are there for specifying a number as being an "iPhone" number?

    BBM type messaging perhaps?
     
  2. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    When I first noticed that I meant to come to the forums to ask the same question and just completely forgot. There has to be some reason for having a seperate category from iPhone and cell phone. I really hope they come out with a BBM type service.
     
  3. asb396 macrumors member

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    never noticed that, thanks for pointing it out. We do need iPM
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Holy crap I never noticed that! It would never occur to me to label a phone number "iPhone number".
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  5. The General macrumors 601

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    Maybe they'll give us Emoji and it will only work if SMSing someone with an iPhone. Kinda pointless, I'd still enable it everywhere via hax.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I don't want Emoji. But something like BB messenger would be cool.
     
  7. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    I never even considered that... Eenteresting....

    I noticed this right away after the 3.0 update and was surprised at how many people's profiles I had to change for the update. iPM would be a hit in my group of friends.
     
  8. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    any developers seeing anything that they can at least hint at without busting their NDA? :D
     
  9. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    God I hope it's a BBM style messenger.

    But, rest assured, we won't get anything of the sort before 4.0. And even then, I sadly still have my doubts.
     
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I noticed it, but I just figured it was so you knew which one of your friends was cool like yourself. :rolleyes:

    All joking aside, maybe its to help you remember who has an iPhone for apps like "Bump."
     
  11. YoungLew macrumors regular

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    I Noticed this, for one of my contacts i have his Home number and his iPhone number and when i was doing voice control i had to say "iPhone" to specify which number to dial
     
  12. cmaier macrumors G3

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    No.
     
  13. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    And when it's released with 4.0 those without the new hardware will get the shaft...
     
  14. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    That predates OS 3.0.

    Nothing to see, move along folks...
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yeah but with bump wouldn't you need a physical iPhone nearby and with that, why the need to label it? ;)
     
  16. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I think the label is just a "fun to have" for now, with possibly potential uses later.

    I know that in my own contact list, I have those with Blackberries listed as such (instead of using the generic 'mobile' option).
     
  17. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I really don't think this means anything.

    Do you guys also think that the 'Home Fax' label mean you'll soon be able to send messages from your iPhone to fax machines?

    It's just a label.
     
  18. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Ya ... but it Apple ever does plan to release some kind of 'iPhone-to-iPhone' functionality, at least they'll know users will have an (at least semi-) populated database of names to work with.
     
  19. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    No, because Home Fax is the description of a type of number just like Mobile is a type of number. An iPhone is not a type of number, it is a type of Mobile phone.

    Now if they had one that said Home Fax and another one that said Canon Home Fax then I would think theres some kind of special ability with that type of fax machine.
     
  20. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Probably just labels that won't be used as the OP conjectures, but at least he highlighted that it's there. Never noticed b4.
     
  21. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I see it the same way as the mail signature that says "Sent from my iPhone."

    Just more in-product branding and advertising.
     
  22. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    So you know who to invite to your 'bump' parties. ;)
     
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  25. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    But the sent from my iPhone thing is visible by anyone who receives your email which means non-iPhone users too so that makes sense. This wouldn't make sense because it would only be visible to those who already own iPhones.
     

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