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How do I pick a different ringtone besides the ones that come with it! Why aren't their any cell phone games? And, how do I add music to the iPhone library without having to sync it to a playlist?
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You cant add a ringtone or games. Plug your iphone into your computer and wait for it to pop up in itunes, click the iphone icon in iitunes and click the music tab once you have it open, form their you can select your prefernces on what you want to sync.
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You cant add a ringtone or games.

So, I'm stuck using the default ringtones forever...?
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unfortunatley
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So, I'm stuck using the default ringtones forever...?

"forever" might be a bit strong... but for the next several months at least is probably a safe bet.
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So, I'm stuck using the default ringtones forever...?

the default ringtones are the available ringtones until apple updates the iPhone to accept other alternatives. Don't forget apple is the 3rd largest music retailer in the us. Everything they do pertaining to music is under contractual obligation. Chances are that they have to make a deal with every label for them to enable the iPhone use digital music perchased from apple as a ringtone. Regular mobile companies are not bound by contractual restriction.

Chances are it wont be long though.
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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.
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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.

I agree.
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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.

How do I digg people up here....

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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.

+2 for you sir
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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.

+++

and another +
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How do I digg people up here....


With a shovel like the rest of us.
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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.

+1!

At least there are some ringtones on the phone that sound like, well, y'know, a phone.
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Hey, looks like there's more than a few of us "I don't want to listen to 8 bars of midi Play That Funky Music Whiteboy while you fumble for your phone, dumbass" folks.

Maybe Apple will sell enough iPhones to make loud, cheesy ringtones start to seem socially gauche, and dumb-asses will give it up.

In which case, Nobel Prize for Steve Jobs.
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Using music from your library for a ringtone would be a bad idea anyway? Esp on the iphone. Imagine listening to you music when your library skips to another track. Is it a call or have I accidentally skipped to the next track somehow?

I think apple will add a ringtone store to itms in the near future..? plus the ability to use your own songs and tones (a possible feature of the new version of garageband?)

There are button images in the resource file of itunes that mention ringtones so I think it's a safe bet we've not heard the last on this matter from Apple..
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Using music from your library for a ringtone would be a bad idea anyway? Esp on the iphone. Imagine listening to you music when your library skips to another track. Is it a call or have I accidentally skipped to the next track somehow?

I think apple will add a ringtone store to itms in the near future..? plus the ability to use your own songs and tones (a possible feature of the new version of garageband?)

There are button images in the resource file of itunes that mention ringtones so I think it's a safe bet we've not heard the last on this matter from Apple..

I think it's possible that Apple will add and "Export to Ringtone" option in Garageband
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I think it's possible that Apple will add and "Export to Ringtone" option in Garageband

I'm doubting it, but you would still need to be able to add your own ring-tones for that to work regardless.
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Using music from your library for a ringtone would be a bad idea anyway? Esp on the iphone. Imagine listening to you music when your library skips to another track. Is it a call or have I accidentally skipped to the next track somehow?

I think apple will add a ringtone store to itms in the near future..? plus the ability to use your own songs and tones (a possible feature of the new version of garageband?)

There are button images in the resource file of itunes that mention ringtones so I think it's a safe bet we've not heard the last on this matter from Apple..

I think it would be simple to make the phone ring while you have music playing and if its sitting idle in your pocket a song could start playing when someone tries to contact you.
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How do I pick a different ringtone besides the ones that come with it! Why aren't their any cell phone games? And, how do I add music to the iPhone library without having to sync it to a playlist?

Amen, brother. You should just return that no good iPhone to the store and demand a full refund, and pick up that Blackberry instead. You shouldn't be forced to put up with a product that was so poorly thought out and displeases you so much. Better yet, go take your meds, enjoy the most revolutionary product to come out in a long time, and quit stinking up these boards.
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Hey, looks like there's more than a few of us "I don't want to listen to 8 bars of midi Play That Funky Music Whiteboy while you fumble for your phone, dumbass" folks.

Maybe Apple will sell enough iPhones to make loud, cheesy ringtones start to seem socially gauche, and dumb-asses will give it up.

In which case, Nobel Prize for Steve Jobs.

Don't hold your breath, the dumb-asses never give up.
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Don't hold your breath, the dumb-asses never give up.

Ring tones are a huge business. I also hate listening to them but with a phone as cool as this I fully expect this feature will come. After all Apple is not shy about using musicians to sell iPods, this is only the same kind of thing. The iPhone boasts of its multi-media and rightly so.

To those who put down someone for wanting a feature like this, sounds weird when the iPhone is meant to be fun, cutting edge, hip and oh yes useful.

Apple hopes to convert iPhone users who now interface with XP to buying a Macbook or some such. Why? Because on OSX we have cool apps that can make ring tone loops a snap. All part of being cool and the modern world. I know several musicians that make their rent selling ring tones. They are all Mac fanatics .... but multi-media is really not what "Hi I'm a Mac" is all about?

It's not surprising this feature is not included as all sorts of virus and spy-ware can come in this way but it will come. You guys surely are not going to be freaking out about the good old days when an iPhone was a tool are you?
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Maybe the DRM free music will show up as ring tones?
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+1!

At least there are some ringtones on the phone that sound like, well, y'know, a phone.

i had to pay $3 for a stupid ring tone to sound like a phone ringing from att my 551 had such stupid ring tones that i couldn't tell if it was my radio or my phone so now i've got the most obnoxiou sound so i pick it up,,,,, all those stupid phone "song" drive me nuts. also we should have a post for the worst ones. also i have a big shot with verizon that instead of the ring while you wait to answer now he has a song, which is stink quality and rap crap. i almost don't like waiting for him to pick up, then i text him.. people need to realize some of this is just sooooo pooor and lame.

my worst one was an employee i have to work around that had this
"you're phone is ringing..... (louder) you're phone is ringing...( way loud.. your phone is ringing).... then loudest "answer your studpid phone...you jerk" i was on a phone call to a BIG client when that went off... and he asked me what was MY problem... i had to explain that.....he then said after a laugh. if that was my employee that phone would be in the garbage and he/ she'd be fired

i quess with all the trash rap crap around employers will have to do something. it's embarrassing
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post #24 of 29
It really is. When I got my Nokia a couple of years ago, I selected the second most sedate ring I could find on it. My wife beat me to the most unobtrusive one. :P We were in an Apple Store looking at the iPhone, and we were *very* glad to see that nearly every ringtone had some class. The only one I liked that she didn't was the classic phone ringer, and I just liked it for the kitsch value.
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i quess with all the trash rap crap around employers will have to do something. it's embarrassing

No rings allowed, only vibrate, or no cell phones allowed if the business model will allow for that restrictive of a policy.

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post #26 of 29
my favorite ringtone on the iphone is definitely the Sci-Fi one. When the phone rings, every1 stares at u like ur a madman
post #27 of 29
By the way it's not posted here yet, but there's a hack for custom ringtones already. Only for Intel Mac users though.
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I think Apple is doing a great service to the rest of us that don't want to listen to dumb ass ring tone.

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Hey, looks like there's more than a few of us "I don't want to listen to 8 bars of midi Play That Funky Music Whiteboy while you fumble for your phone, dumbass" folks.

Hell yea!!!

Besides that, EVERYONE knows that Stevie Wonder's: Sir Duke (as performed BY some Funky White-boys) is a MUCH better choice!



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