While you might not be able to replace Siri’s voice with GLaDOS (yet), you do have control over how your iPhone notifies you of incoming calls and messages. New to iOS 5, the iTunes Store includes a special tones store where you can purchase new tones starting at $0.99 for alerts, and $1.29 for popular ringtones. The tones available feature everything from Star Wars sound effects to your favorite music from the 90s.
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I haven’t been a huge fan of custom iPhone ringtones until I found out that Apple revised its policy about apps that allow you to edit songs on-device (the revision apparently came with the public release of the Review Guidelines) and directly export them to iTunes. When I did, I downloaded Ringtone Designer Pro for iPhone and started rolling with it.
Last week, though, I also discovered a neat app in the Cydia Store called AnyRing (BigBoss repository, $3.99) that, in a very ugly interface, lets you set any song on your iPhone as your default ringtone. (more…)
Apple Now Allowing Ringtone Makers In The App Store
Since the early days of the App Store, applications that allow users to make ringtones from songs on their handsets have either inexplicably sat on hold or were outright denied. And yet, here we are; as of right now, there are no less than 5 different ringtone making apps sitting in the App Store.
Ringtone Designer Pro is great. Simple, and nice UI.