When entering a new phone number into a contact list on the iPhone, the user is given the choice of identifying the origin of the number as:
Work, home, mobile, main, fax, pager, other or iPhone.
I love my iPhone, and thanks to the excellent 3G service that we enjoy in Connecticut, I have very few problems with the device. But this is one.
Simply put, it’s obnoxious and ridiculous for Apple to make iPhone an option in the contact list.
While I understand the value of differentiating between a work, home or mobile number, who chooses the iPhone option over the mobile one when entering a contact?
What’s the benefit?
“Hold on, honey. Let me dial Jack’s iPhone.”
“Oh, look. Jane is calling me from her iPhone.”
Seriously, Mr. Jobs. What the hell were you thinking?