1. mcdanielnc89's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I'm new here and am wanting to get an iPhone, but currently have a Blackberry Torch. I absolutely love the BlackBerry notification system, and how everything worls fluidly with it. I love the contact id's where I can set custom ringtones AND SMS tones. My question is, "Why doesn't the iPhone allow custom sms tones for contacts?
    08-19-2010 09:21 PM
  2. Kannon#AC's Avatar
    Custom SMS tones for contacts? We've been waiting 3 years for just plain ol' custom sms tones =/
    08-19-2010 09:38 PM
  3. lungho's Avatar
    It's little things like this that makes me think Uncle Steve is a closet Blackberry user.

    Jailbreaking the iPhone is the only way to have custom SMS tones at the moment.
    08-19-2010 09:53 PM
  4. Kannon#AC's Avatar
    It's crazy. I generally like how Apple keeps things consistent to protect the overall "experience" but not being able to customize sms/email/alarm/calendar tones makes zero sense to me. I've never heard a good reason for why these options don't exist. Not a deal breaker, but definitely an annoyance.
    08-19-2010 09:59 PM
  5. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    It's crazy. I generally like how Apple keeps things consistent to protect the overall "experience" but not being able to customize sms/email/alarm/calendar tones makes zero sense to me. I've never heard a good reason for why these options don't exist. Not a deal breaker, but definitely an annoyance.
    I couldn't agree more. I have never been able to understand how at this point in time this simple feature is still evading us!
    08-19-2010 10:31 PM
  6. mcdanielnc89's Avatar
    It's almost a deal breaker for me. You'd figure they'd have it. Blackberry has it and they are more of a business type than consumer. lol. That's why I've not switched yet. I love the iPhone, but unfortunately it does stop me. I don't understand why, but it does.
    08-20-2010 12:09 AM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I couldn't agree more. I have never been able to understand how at this point in time this simple feature is still evading us!
    Remember this is the guy who finally gave us Cut & Paste and MMS in only the 3rd generation of the iPhone... light years ahead in some areas, light years behind in others...
    08-20-2010 01:50 AM
  8. Kannon#AC's Avatar
    Remember this is the guy who finally gave us Cut & Paste and MMS in only the 3rd generation of the iPhone... light years ahead in some areas, light years behind in others...
    Cut,copy,paste I can understand because they wanted to get it right and IMO they nailed it. Custom SMS tones is such a basic function though...how could they improve on changing a sound? There's gotta be some reason for this
    08-20-2010 02:13 AM
  9. killthelights32's Avatar
    Cut,copy,paste I can understand because they wanted to get it right and IMO they nailed it. Custom SMS tones is such a basic function though...how could they improve on changing a sound? There's gotta be some reason for this
    My theory is that good ol' Steve wants all the tones to sound the same so that when the phone goes off in your pocket people around you know you have an iPhone.
    08-20-2010 06:24 AM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    OK currently being in Europe I'm surrounded by Nokia phones. There are about 90% of the people I see have Nokia and after 3 weeks I have yet to see a pair of white earphones or someone on an iPhone. Yet even the simplest Nokia I've seen, a chocolate bar model has custom ringtones for SMS messages. I think Apple knows what users want but if they give it all to us why would we line up 8 hours at the launch of the next model of iPhone? and what would JBers have to offer us? I think it will come but they leave things out so they can improve the OS and gain new users and delight existing users.
    08-20-2010 06:34 AM
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