Apple to offer ready-made ringtones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aznkid25, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. aznkid25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2007
    Apple has obtained the rights to offer ready-made ringtones for the iPhone and managers are trying to have them available in time for next week's press conference, music industry sources told CNET News.

    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.
  2. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Thrilling. How about something useful like AVRCP. How about putting the screws on ATT to flip the "switch".
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Like I care about this? I take my own music and make ringtones. I don't need someone to make me "ready-made" ringtones. I hope they haven't been taking time away from doing something useful, like making a search feature for the bodies of emails....the list goes on. THIS is NOT on the LIST.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    This sounds like what they've always done in a way. Choose a song and have them make the ringtone for you.

    Frankly I see little market for this but surely I will be wrong.
  5. dissdnt macrumors 65816


    Aug 3, 2007
    Great now we'll have a new section in the iTunes store with 50,000 Oldie Time Phone RingTones some 10 yo made in garage band.
  6. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Ahh, well said! ;)
  7. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005
    Wouldn't this just function within the current ringtone purchase/creation tool?

    After selecting create ringtone, the waveform appears. Currently the waveform defaults to 15 seconds starting at the beginning of the track. I'm sure (hoping) that Apple will simply have predefined selections within the current waveform. At that point, users simply "Buy Default" or adjust to make their own.

    Like many above, this seems like a waste of resources to me. However, only Apple knows exactly how many ringtones they sell. They also know how many people try to make a ringtone and never purchase because they can't set start and stop points that sound good. Maybe ringtones are a good revenue for them.
  8. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Man that's too much speculation. Ringtones, Dailtones, Earthtones who cares, there are plenty of places to get ring tones. The only tone people want to hear now is a tone for a new MMS received.

    Jobs should pick up his iphone, blackberry, whatever and give a ringtone to ATT.
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    The really sad thing is that there will be 10 million people that will make 10 purchases each and turn that idea into another goldmine for Apple....:eek:
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Steve's ringtone for NBC is "Give Peace a Chance."

    I wonder what he has for AT&T? :rolleyes:
  11. Krispy162 macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2008
    The only way i'd be happy is if this included a way to change our text message ring tone to something other than the 5 custom ones!!
  12. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009

    You see, Jobs read my post and now ATT has given us a date. ;)
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed, if that doesn't happen then this really doesn't interest me too much.

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