Taking Bets - Custome SMS tones? Maybe? Finally???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AbSoluTc, May 9, 2010.

  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    So, anyone think we just might FINALLY get custom SMS tones? Working at a university where there are iPhones galore and someone gets an SMS and 10 people look at their phones. :(

    Something so simple, yet so far away. You all think we will finally get it in 4.0?
     
  2. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Oh hey there. :D

    YES. I really (for some CRAZY reason) think the time may have finally come. If not custom, then they *have* to at least provide some additional/updated ones right? I mean, I know they can't tend to everyones taste but seriously? Those SMS tones are terrible... a dog barking... really?

    DEAR APPLE: I will PAY you ridiculously prices for SMS tones... PLEASE...

    On a similar yet sided note: (I love how some TV eps are now $.99 yet "famous" songs are $1.29... priceless... <---Get it? hahaha.

    Hey make a poll.
     
  3. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's so long over due it's not even funny anymore. They don't even have to do anything but allow us to upload some. I guess they are wanting to implement it so they can make money off of it? I don't know.

    Can't make a poll. Won't let me.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  5. iRich1G macrumors member

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    Yeah, I doubt it too. It's too bad we can't yet purchase them through iTunes either. You can always jailbreak.
     
  6. Vaco Deus macrumors member

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    I wish we will but it seems like Apple has a hard-on for denying us this basic feature.

    I have been thinking about rejailbreaking my phone just for the SMS tones
     
  7. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    I hope. Current ones are annoying. At least we can hack custom (FREE) ringtones. Kinda sad we can't personalize "the most advanced smart-phone" with a custom soundbit.
     
  8. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well, I shouldn't have to jailbreak my phone for a custom/different sms tone at all. The 5 that are on the phone are a joke. Not to mention all 50 gazillion iphone users have the same damn tones. :mad:
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    You want customization, you'll need to look for another smartphone.

    iPhones are not about providing the consumer with lots of customization options, but rather a highly polished, very consistent experience. to that end, I do not see apple providing such an option any time soon.
     
  10. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Why not? Apple wants you to live in their pre-defined box.
     
  11. cobie454 macrumors regular

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    O how i wish that Apple would add this, i'm tired of the same old tri-tone sms alert. I picked that one cuz all the rest are garbage, who knows maybe that will be another one of the over "100 features" coming with 4.0.


    EDIT: Looks like we want be getting this feature!
     
  12. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can understand your post - however - changing the SMS tone should be the same as having custom ring tones. I am not asking for super duper off the wall customization here. Having custom SMS tones is as simple as it gets. How they "overlooked" this is beyond me.

    I know why they didn't add it - because they can't CHARGE for it!
     
  13. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    The SMS tones were doing my head in so I jailbroke my phone just so I could pick and choose some choice tones.

    I now have HAL from 2001 telling me somewhat hauntingly "there is a message for you" when ever I get a text...its great!

    With the new iPhone I read there will actually only be two tones to chose from.
     
  14. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Apple? CUSTOMIZATION? You must be jokin.


    Ahaha imagine being in class and everyone has an iphone. One beep and everyone looks at their phones. That would be so annoying.
     
  15. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That sounds awesome. :)


    It already is annoying. I think they want the world to know what the damn iPhone sounds like when it gets an SMS. Most of us get the point already. :p
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I'll be very surprised if custom SMS alerts come in this update.
     
  17. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Why is it so hard to incorporate custom sms tones? Does it harm Apple's iTunes business model in some way? It almost ticks me off because I shouldn't have to jailbreak to use this feature. All iPhone users checking their phones when someone gets a text because they're identical tones :(
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not disagreeing with you, just pointing out that with apple you need to accept the fact that you will have less choices.
     
  19. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Here's my bet:
    Custom SMS tones will be the premier feature on iPhone OS 7.0
     
  20. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Lol. It will be "magical". :cool:
     
  21. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    It's not hard, it's just not high on Steve's priority list.
     
  22. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Custom SMS tones? Doubt it.

    A few more generic choices built into the OS? Possibly.
     
  23. Jai.Mac macrumors member

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    Someone should send Steve Jobs an email asking about SMS tones and see if we get a reply back, however terse it may be... lol
     
  24. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Done.. now let's wait to see if he replies to my email :cool:
     
  25. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What's his email? I will send him one. See if he answers. Find out why we can't get custom SMS tones!
     

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