iPhone ringtones will cost you
MacRumors has confirmed that the forthcoming version of iTunes will contain a built-in ringtone creation utility for songs purchased via the iTunes Music Store. Users will be able to right-click on purchased songs and select "Make into Ringtone," which will give them a small audio workspace to select the 30 seconds they want to use as a new ringtone. According to MacRumors, the use of this feature will cost $.99 per track--a fee which goes toward licensing the music for your mobile phone. That means the total fee for a ringtone is $1.98.
There's no confirmation of whether users will be able to use this feature on music ripped from CDs or other DRM-free tracks.
All things considered, this isn't a bad price for a ringtone. However, for many mobile phone users, iTunes has long been a fairly simple way to convert music tracks into mobile ringtones using its importing tool. It's been confirmed that the iPhone won't play your full music tracks as ringtones.
iTunes 7.3 will be required for both activation and sync of the iPhone. Apple is expected to release the updated software Friday morning.
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but it will be less costly than buying countless third party programs and rom customizations to get the device to do what you want it to do.
the iPhone buyer will care nothing about those things.
i'd say that the Treo user has the real bad habit.
- 06-27-2007, 11:08 PM #11
As to cost...well, SOME ppl will have paid more for their treo aps than others (some won't have paid at all )...but once again it's still choice rather than necessity. And you can get plenty treo apps (and games) for the cost of one month of iPhone service.
- 06-27-2007, 11:12 PM #12
"Treo Apps and Games"
has it ever occurred to you that the iPhone buyer may not care about those apps?
this is why many have started to abandon the Treo...they don't need it, they don't need the headaches. there is a marketplace for that.
- 06-27-2007, 11:14 PM #13
with the price of ringo, callfilter and lightwave, I could of bought quite a few itunes ring tones. Also there is no official word on using your own itunes library with a possible itunes tool for ringtone creation.
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Even if you have a basic 29.99 voice plan and lets say 20.00 unlimited data plan. That's 50 bucks right there, and that doesn't include any included text messaging options. Not much money left for Treo applications that usually range anywhere from $5 to $25 bucks per app.
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OTOH I wasn't too far from this mass consumer profile say 2 yrs ago. I had my laptop so why do I need a smartphone that costs $800 US?? But the prices dropped I tried and I love it! Apps galore, customisation etc. - paradise despite theoccasional hiccup.
Now say I go for the experience and GUI on the iPhone...sweet but after a while everything gets bland I suspect I will miss the functionality(I've been using OS X since inception and nowadays I don't even notice the difference when I switch to my windows laptop - i just go on either system and do work).
This is because despite what apple offers from what I can see it is a more glossy expensive way to do what I do now and LESS. I can drive a benz or a toyota...once they don't break down on me and I get the same place they function no? But one has a DVD player but a cooler exterior, in addition the other also has GPS, FM, sirius, etc though it's nice but nto as nice on the exterior (plain normal as a matter of fact).
Personally I think I'd miss the one with more options despite them both working to do the main purpose..but that's just me.
And once more I don't discount the GUI Apple brings and personally I hope other companies adadpt similar strategies - can only be good for all. but it doesn't negate the fact I think the iPhone is missing a lot.
Hooray for the mass consumer who buys it and reaches nirvana but I'll wit on version 3 which i suspect will converge even more into the type of device I have already, but with prettier GUI.
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I guess I just hate propaganda and Jobs uses too much to sell his stuff (real internet my @$$) - hat eit when MSF does it hate it when APPLE does it. Maybe I just don't like big business?
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Use Audacity to make your OWN MP3 ringtones! However, I think they say the iPhone won't let you use your own ringtones. So much for that if true. You won't even have control over the phone you paid $600 for!! Sony Ericsson has no such restrictions on any of it's $600 phones, plus expandable storage! Same with Nokia.
- 06-28-2007, 02:19 AM #25