whats the point of the new contacts app for the iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mca7, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. mca7 macrumors member

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    Am I missing something? Is it just supposed to save you one step from clicking on the phone icon and then hitting the contacts button?
     
  2. guitarguy09 macrumors member

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    no idea (this has been discussed before I believe)
     
  3. Yossarian macrumors member

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    Simple reason is that every phone on the market (possible minor exageration) has a one button mechanism to get to the contacts list. I always thought it was clumsy to have to go into the phone app.
     
  4. semperfimarine2 macrumors regular

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  5. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    No reason.

    A double tap on the home button is much faster than any touch screen navigation and it brings you to the favorites list, which I personally use for 70% of my calls anyway.

    The worst part? You can't bloody remove it!
     
  6. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    It was orignally on the itouch so I guess apple wanted to put it on both
     
  7. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    I personally think it's a good idea that it's at top level now. It's just a launch pad for engaging in any kind of communication with one of your contacts - phone call, text message, email, visit their website, etc.

    Badandy, you could move it over to your 9th app screen if you really don't want to see it ;)
     
  8. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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    Me too - prefer the one click option to get to the contact app now - especially when I want to add someone's number and address quickly
     
  9. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    I agree :D
     
  10. marksman macrumors 603

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    Because of things like MobileMe and synching up all these things together, it makes good sense to have a contact application that is comparable to the desktop contacts and the mobileme contacts.

    Having people go into the phone and choose contacts would be a bit confusing.
     
  11. aphexii macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I prefer getting into my contacts through a one touch app, rather than going into phone, then clicking on contacts.
     

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