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CNET reports that Apple has obtained the rights to distribute pre-cut ringtones via iTunes and is rushing to have the feature enabled in time for next Wednesday's media event.
Owners of Apple's iPhone have long had the ability to create custom-made ringtones for their devices. The new music snippets are mainly a convenience, as they make it possible for iPhone owners to obtain a pre-cut ringtone instead of having to create their own.

Apple will announce the ringtones on September 9, the day the company has scheduled a press event, if managers can get them ready in time to sell, the sources said. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.
Custom ringtone creation was added to iTunes in September 2007 and allows users to create their own ringtone snippets up to 30 seconds in length from iTunes Store songs for $0.99 each. There is no word on pricing for the new pre-cut ringtones or for what portion of the catalog the feature will be offered.

Article Link: Apple to Launch Pre-Cut Ringtones at Next Week's Media Event?
 

Minimoose 360

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If THAT is what the event is about.....epic fail.

Seriously? WHY in the WORLD would we want pre-cut ringtones when we can cut them as we see fit already? Even if it's a lower price...


I wanna see some Beatles on dat dere iTunes :]
 

Dmac77

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I have a hard time believing this. I honestly don't think anything revolutionary is going to be done at the media event. I mean what else can they do to iPods and iTunes?

Don
 

AidenShaw

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I have a hard time believing this. I honestly don't think anything revolutionary is going to be done at the media event. I mean what else can they do to iPods and iTunes?

Don

Take another toke from the RDF hookah... Inhale. Exhale. Inhale deeply.

Ahhhh. The media event is revolutionary....

;)
 

mr_matalino

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Didn't the cell phone provider rip us off once already with this stupid feature? I fell for it and paid $1.99 (!) for a stupid 15 second mono-tone sounding-like piece of crap. I would be upset if Apple implemented this feature. They should know their consumers better than this...
 

Cleve

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Hate to say it...

But CNET's report registers a meh with me. I've been rolling my own for years
 

Dmac77

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Take another toke from the RDF hookah... Inhale. Exhale. Inhale deeply.

Ahhhh. The media event is revolutionary....

;)

Yes, your right. The new Nano is 1/10000000th of a mm thinner. I must go by the new Nano, it's size is so revolutionary.

Don
 

jupp0r

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I'm still thinking that MacBooks could emerge to Intel's new platform. Anyone?
 

drakeshipway

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I just make mine for free by converting a 30 second part of a song to a .m4r file. (Because you can't create your own in the Canadian iTunes store) It works great.
 

hogo

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yeah, i guess this is meant for non-mac user's? garageband has been makin' ringtones for awhile now.
 

Dimwhit

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Doesn't anyone who wants a ringtone just make it on their own, anyway? It's so easy to make a ringtone from any song right in iTunes.
 

BJWanlund

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I really don't care about this rumor.

I'd rather have custom SMS ringtones for my iPhone than this b.s. any day of the week.

BJ
 

dicklacara

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Didn't the cell phone provider rip us off once already with this stupid feature? I fell for it and paid $1.99 (!) for a stupid 15 second mono-tone sounding-like piece of crap. I would be upset if Apple implemented this feature. They should know their consumers better than this...

No way Apple would do this... They determine what MS would do... and do the opposite!

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