Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to Ditchdiver)
Apple is well aware of the issue. I've called 5 or 6 times now. The more people that call in to complain the better. The case # I opened is
And no, nothing has been done to correct the problem. Maybe with the next update but doubtful.
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to Ditchdiver)
Apple tech support suggested that we go to: www.apple.com/feedback/
Apparently if enough people lodge a complaint, the developers MAY eventually undo what they did to the contacts formatting. If noone complains, nothing will change.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to FCBLA)
I just sent -another- Feedback note on this one.
Meantime, I'm guessing many people in these Discussion forums have seen Apple's remarkable 1984 debut ad for the Mac -- wherein a far away Big Brother-ish dictator (a deliberate jab at "Big Blue", and symbolizing all the highest-profile, most financially powerful and market-dominating computer corporations of the day) extols the virtues of "Conformity!" to throngs of captive users -- demanding they embrace the one-size-fits-all mentality they're being offered.
Three decades later, it's still a great ad -- with a message some might argue is even more relevant today than ever before. Depends who's watching it, perhaps.
I'm just sayin'.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 10:12 AM (in response to Prof. Dr. Axel Buchner)
This does not work. The numbers on iCloud are actually the way they are supposed be formatted (despite iCloud defaulting to US formatting, even though I am in the UK and have always had my preferences set for UK default).
Newly added numbers on the Mac cannot be formatted correctly (or even formatted at all), and removing the format preference in Mountain Lion is just infuriating as it is naive.
Therefore, Apple's latest operating system is unable to format or display a phone number correctly. Wow.
I have posted feedback, but I feel stupid having to tell Apple I want to format a phone number in a 10 year old app correctly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to John Bertram)
I tried this, John, but when I logged into the dev site I got this message:
An error has occurred. Please report the error to Apple Inc. by emailing the error detail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
and had to fill out a bug report via email because the dev site is broken!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to jwsound)
This is ABSURD.
How can Apple possibly assume that we have only contacts from the same country? In 2013? Have Apple ever heard of globalisation? They might, as they operate in 150 countries...
Doesn't Jony Ive have his chinese pals in his Contacts?
Yeah, yeah, if you put the + then it works (uses the country format for the country code you used), but what if you DONT want to do that? My operator in Brazil, for instance, does not complete calls with + signs...
So how about Apple putting back the option to creat custom formats like it used to before Mountain Lion? At leaset as an option, instead os selection a Country, selecting "Custom"??
I will call them everyday until they do so!!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to vanderwal)
I agree 100%
Since upgrading to ML (10.8.2), I've lost the formating of
all my contacts numbers. They default to the
country setting rules... Which as for others in this
post would appear to be the oppisit of helpful or
Major step backwards Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 9:07 PM (in response to ricede)
Thanks, but the solution is for Apple to add back the formatting button. Totally ridiculous this hasn't been added back in the various updates they have sent out... Really gone down hill, very dissapointing lately.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 8:15 AM (in response to jwsound)
Grrrr - lots of us having the same frustration & Apple haven't apparently addressed the problem for some 7-8 months!! Have sent a copy of this thread to their 'Support' suggesting they really need to sort it out, pretty please. They're making me want to go & live in a yurt!!