1. Fausty82's Avatar
    It really does baffle me. Every other modern phone does this. Most non-smartphones even do it now. The fact that the iPhone, the supposed godly super-phone, cant customize sounds and notifications is puzzling.
    There is no way that the iPhone "can't" do it... Mr Jobs, in his supremely arrogant fashion won't allow it...
    07-11-2010 10:21 PM
  2. pkang's Avatar
    Apple likes to control what tones we use and notifiers...they are a dictatorship..luckily when the jb comes out for the 4...thats all history.
    07-11-2010 11:17 PM
  3. MrFadedGlory#IM's Avatar
    It would not be except that my phone is also my pager for work... and I MUST answer and respond to pages... so I NEED that function... found a work-around sort of...

    And the other annoying part is that there are only 6 different choices for SMS/MMS notification... which means that the chance of another iPhone user having the same notification sound for SMS/MMS is highly likely (virtually guaranteed)...

    C'mon, Steve, give us the ability to set custom SMS/MMS alert tones - and set them for individual senders... PLEASE?
    Oh yeah I hear ya, you should definately be able to customize tones and alerts for the iPhone.....and in your case i can see why!
    07-12-2010 10:02 AM
  4. TLD1's Avatar
    Several people here (iMuggle, for one...) knows how many times I have been back and forth between the BlackBerry and iPhone, ever snce the original 2G model...and I've used every BB and iPhone model since then. I actually said I would never go back to the iPhone at all...until the iPhone 4 came out.

    Yes, I really prefer the tactile "real" qwerty keypad of the BlackBerry. Yes, I miss the notification LED for emails & messages on the BB. The vibration mode when the ringer is off on the BB is three times as strong than that on the iPhone...and it's a drag missing calls. And yes, reception and incoming call quality is much better on the BlackBerry as well...

    But, in evey other area...the iPhone 4 simply rocks over the BB. I do wish Jobs & Co. would quit being so freaking dictorial and give us choices of ringtones and notification tones...but even so, at last I can't see ever going back to the "dullness" of the BlackBerry world again. I have seen the light!
    07-12-2010 12:13 PM
  5. lungho's Avatar
    I do wish Jobs & Co. would quit being so freaking dictorial and give us choices of ringtones
    We do have have the ability to add ringtones. MMS and email tones, not so much.
    07-12-2010 03:48 PM
  6. jMunar's Avatar
    I came from a 8300 and a 8900 and at first I missed my BB keyboard, but now I think I can type even faster on the iPhone keyboard. I used to bash on the iPhone just like former BB users but now I'm not on my Desktop as much since I can do everything else on my iPhone.
    07-12-2010 04:15 PM
  7. zacharace's Avatar
    Having used an iPhone 3G and a Bold 9700 before the iPhone 4 release, I'm actually considering a move back to the "dull" world of BlackBerry. I reserved and purchased an iPhone 4 on release day (woke up at 4:00am!) and absolutely loved it for close to a week. After the "new toy" bliss fell away, I was left with a pretty amazing phone, but I feel it's kinda overkill for the things I do most. I use, at best, a quarter of my ~60 apps on a daily basis; the main things I do are send text messages and check email. I miss the Bold's LED, custom notifications and the associated level of customization (and BB's notification scheme in general; as someone else already mentioned, privacy is wanting on iOS), the painless messaging, and, believe it or not, the classic BB form factor (boxy yet sturdy, something that can be thrown around a bit).

    All in all, I may give the Bold another shot. Anyone else thinking about this, or am I the only crazy out there?
    07-12-2010 04:21 PM
  8. scottdoc718's Avatar
    It's funny. My company actually still uses pagers. However, they are moving away from them to Blackberries for paging and voice. So, I will have a blackberry and an iphone 4. Never used a BB before. It should be an interesting side by side comparison for me.
    07-12-2010 05:13 PM
  9. asr10 user's Avatar
    I have been a BB user for about 5 years and am waiting for a white Iphone 4. I know ill miss BBM and the LED light. But im thinking, is there an app that will basically copy the LED ? like imagine if the screen stays black but a red dot pops up in the upper right.
    07-13-2010 07:54 PM
  10. jnjewlz's Avatar
    I love this phone. As a former Treo then Blackberry owner I can fully appreciate all this device has to offer. Regardless of all the negative media attention (which is ridiculous) Ive been impresses with the design, performance and software. Its made my job easier and smooth Exchange sync is a major bonus. LogMeIn Ignition has been outstanding. Movies, games and educational apps are fun with the little ones as well. The retina display is simply amazing. It takes great video but the pictures could be a lot better. I'm an happy Apple convert.
    07-15-2010 07:43 PM
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