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    Default The new SMS tones...has Apple lost their minds?

    Seriously. Here's a link to the new SMS tones in 4.2 which just came out with beta 3.

    Out of 15 tones, there is maybe one that is actually usable as a text tone. They're all too loud and annoying. It's crazy that after 3.5 years, we're still basically stuck with tri-tone (without jailbreaking) because it's the only one that's bearable. Love my iphone, but GD things like this make me wonder if someone at Apple is just screwing with us
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    dear lord those are horrible.
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    I saw this earlier and just shook my head. They are all horrible. The fact that they are separated from the others in a "new" section is silly as well.
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    Wow those are all so bad! Most are so long also, way to long for a text; why?
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    If you dont like them, dont use them.

    Besides. Its still a BETA, so things could always change in the final.

    and you can still create your own

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    If you dont like them, dont use them.

    Besides. Its still a BETA, so things could always change in the final.

    and you can still create your own

    You can't make custom SMS tones without jailbreaking. I'm sure someone will appreciate your link though
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    Wow wow wow. Who in their right minds would use any of these tones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    If you dont like them, dont use them.

    Besides. Its still a BETA, so things could always change in the final.

    and you can still create your own

    You can't make your own SMS/text tones. That video is for ring tones.
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    Horrible to say the least.

    Here's an idea apple, any app that has custom tones for notifications should be included in this list. When JB'n, I steal tones from other apps for custom SMS and Mail tones. Boxcar has some cool tones.

    Again, these are horrible. More than a reason to JB.
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    Calypso is the only one that is even close to useable and I still wouldn't use it. Take your heads from the dirt Apple and just let us use our own!

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    something about a disclosure agreement with betas.....

    anywho i don't think apple ever really put any thought into there sms tones and that just becomes super evident in the new tones only one i could stand was noir the others were just to long.

    some of them if shortened could be nice like the telegram one. If it only did the first measure would be exceptional!
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    half of them sound like the start of a fox hunt... i cant believe they think someone would use ANY of those... i can just see it now in the office... RELEASE THE HOUNDS!!!!
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    Imagine getting SMS spammed.


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    If you dont like them, dont use them.
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    I dunno, the nior one seems like a good SMS tone.
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    My god. Those were awful. I really hope jobs tells us what silly reason he won't let us have custom SMS tones. You KNOW he's the one preventing custom SMS tones. You would think he would get p*ssed hearing Tritone all day at the apple campus. I know I get sick of hearing it at MY campus.
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    Apple has horrid taste when it comes to tones...
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    I originally thought apple didn't allow custom tones due to the fact that they are mostly obnoxious and stupid.

    However, now that they've added these... Apple has no problem with obnoxious and stupid.

    Tri-tone remains the ONLY usable text tone ever on the iPhone.
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    wow! this device has navigation, HDR Photos, Front facing camera u can use as web cam but it cant do a customized ringtone,... way to go Apple...
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    You guys will have to take this ChrisGonzales90 guy with a grain of salt, he's proven himself an asshat in several posts...here again providing a link to nothing relevant to the post at hand...

    SMS tones need to be opened up to customizing fully without a JB...we have ringtones, wallpapers, lock screen pictures...it seems like such a basic thing to have honestly.
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    After listening to a few of those new ones, im not going to lie, im kind of excited to use a couple of them atleast...many of them are far too long to be SMS/MMS notifications though, more like ringtones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack-My-I View Post
    wow! this device has navigation, HDR Photos, Front facing camera u can use as web cam but it cant do a customized ringtone,... way to go Apple...
    No kidding. Such an advanced device with horrible sounds. Why Apple, oh why?
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    As bad as those are, I am still waiting for Apple to catch up with my old BlackBerry in the customizable sms tones on a "per contact" basis. I need it because I also use my iPhone as my work pager, and don't want the "pager" tone to be the same as a SMS/MMS text tone...

    Why is Apple being so stubborn on this (lack of) feature? Steve, are you listening?
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    Really the SMS tones is one of the reasons I JB. With all the iPhones around every time you hear Tri-Tone you get at least 10 people checking their phones. Plus after listening to all the new ones they are ALL too long. An SMS tone should be at MOST 2 seconds.
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