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DMcGrew

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Everything I've read says that Apple is going to introduce ringtones for the iPhone. I couldn't be happier! We're getting ringtones! Yay!
 
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DMcGrew

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10:08am - "Here's how it works... when you plug in your iPhone a new column will pop up with bells -- that shows how many songs you can make ringtones out of." Any segment up to 30s long, fade ins/outs. "When you're ready to buy, push the buy button and for 99c you have a ringtone."
 

Norwest

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Uh... another 0.99 to use 30 seconds of a song I already bought as a ringtone?

No thank steve**********

Never.

Ever.

Ever.
 

JKD

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The inbuilt functionality simplifies the workflow but basically I'm too cheap to pay for ringtones I already have bought music for....be nice if the inbuilt tool supported your own music collection. :-/
 

T3Logic

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I thought something big was coming out. Ringtones and new iTunes?

With the help of this forum I figured out how to get a custom ringtone the first day I got the iPhone.

I figured they would charge something for the ringtone because it is connected to iTunes.

Mine in BSG old theme. (Battlestar Gallactica for those that do not know)
 

Redfor

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You can use something like iPhoneringtonemaker. Costs you 10 bucks (unless it went up) and you can make and insert all the ringtones you want. and you don't have to hack your phone or anything.

So at the cost of 10 ringtones, you can do unlimited... Me personally I think .99 is a bit high for something that you already own, but then again, cheaper than 2.49 or whatever from the carriers for other phones, my guess is that's what they based the price off of.
 

bobbyt

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I'm not sure the other way is 'technically not legal'. I know there are rights restrictions on music, but I don't believe doing this with your own music yourself is not legal. Its fully unsupported by Apple though...

Another way to look at it is this: If you're copying royalty free music to your iPhone, that in itself is deffinately legal...

Also, I have a fried who is a musician (and his own label) who does happen to be available on iTunes. I used one of his songs for his custom ringtone on my phone (not the iTunes version, but rather one I ripped from an actual CD I bought from him). Being he fully holds the rights to his own music (outside of the DRM'd version which he used a third party to release), it was fully legal for me to do so with his blessing...

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Also, isn't it true that current methods don't work for iTunes protected music?

I think the reason for the $.99 is more dependent on the fact that most ringtone selling outlets do charge an arm and a leg for ringtones. I think the additional $.99 charge is the only way Apple could get artists & labels to sign on to this feature...
 

JKD

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Itoner Is 15 Bucks And You Never Have To Pay AGain .. Hmm I Think Ill Stick With Itoner
Yeah, I think this update pretty much confirmed my instinct to buy iToner...although the workflow sucks compared to the iTunes demo => importing and exporting to Garageband and then loading into iToner + sync. is a lot of work.
 

w7ox

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You can use something like iPhoneringtonemaker. Costs you 10 bucks (unless it went up) and you can make and insert all the ringtones you want. and you don't have to hack your phone or anything.

So at the cost of 10 ringtones, you can do unlimited... Me personally I think .99 is a bit high for something that you already own, but then again, cheaper than 2.49 or whatever from the carriers for other phones, my guess is that's what they based the price off of.
It would be nice if they gave those of us who paid $600 for the phone $200 worth of "free" ringtones.

Actually, I don't need more tones.

Phil
 

krossmusic

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Just on a sidenote.....THe iPhone now feels cheaper..I mean it is, but I don't know, for me I'm glad some kid is gonna get an iPhone now, and it WAS over priced, but man it sure feels regular now, especially with the new ipod "TOUCH", aww man! lol.

On a better note, now I won't get stopped on the street every 10 seconds :)