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  • O NOES! iTunes 10 Doesn't Let You Pay For Ringtones

    People who had gotten used to making ringtones by paying Apple again for a song they'd already bought were dismayed to find that the feature had been removed from iTunes 10. MacLife's Roberto Baldwin wrote one of the first of many reports about the absence of the "Create Ringtone" option on the Store menu. However, the end-around many of us have been using for years - clipping tracks and changing .m4u extensions to .m4r - works fine with iTunes 10, so the change just seems to affect the folks who have been falling for the double-payment scam all this time.

    If you are just hearing about this scam now, my apologies. Take a look at one1's how-to right here; it's really easy and works with any song, not just ones you purchased from Apple. The only difference with iTunes 10 is that it won't work if you drag the .m4r into the iTunes Music window or the Ringtones folder. However, if you just double-click the file in the Finder, it will be appear in your Ringtones folder and be added to your iPhone at the next sync.

    Apple has given no reason for the change, though some suspect it's because the company is going to start selling ringtones itself on the iTunes store.

    Source: FSM
    This article was originally published in forum thread: O NOES! iTunes 10 Doesn't Let You Pay For Ringtones started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      Lol I've always made my own ringtones, and now I'm stuck with an unjailbreakable iphone4 that is the only thing I can customise lol.
      But thankyou for the post, I wouldn't have known how to do it in iTunes 10 next time I want to otherwise
    1. screamforme02's Avatar
      screamforme02 -
      i just made another custom ringtone like 5 mins ago. Justice - Genesis, such a bad ars track
    1. Dorkenstein909's Avatar
      Dorkenstein909 -
      Even easier is just clipping the song in garageband and clicking the "Create Ringtone" button.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      two words: Garageband.

      Oh noes!!! apple says it's one word!!! must bow down to their mighty powerzz!!!!!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Or create it and drag the file to your Ringtones folder on your iPhone. It will be listed with your default ring tones (like installing one through Cydia) instead of showing up in the custom section.

    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Maybe Apple noticed everyone making their own by changing the extension so they said screw it.
    1. LastSonOfKrypton's Avatar
      LastSonOfKrypton -
      Never bought a ringtone through iTunes. Always made my own through iTunes
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      I will never buy a ringtone from Apple. Lol

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. macsoldier's Avatar
      macsoldier -
      Yea I was a sucker to this double payment crap until I wised up and was like hmm this sucks lol
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I bought on from apple once. by accident.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I don't mind. Never made them in iTunes anyway. GarageBand!!!
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Is garageBand available on PC as well?
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      This function never worked in Canada, so I'm not crying

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. yentrog31's Avatar
      yentrog31 -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      Is garageBand available on PC as well?
      I always made my RT's on windows thru iRinger,works like a charm and it's free.

      On iTunes I used the method described in above post..not sure it will work now.
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by screamforme02 View Post
      i just made another custom ringtone like 5 mins ago. Justice - Genesis, such a bad ars track

      Justice... You could never go wrong with such a good artist like that for custom ringtones...
      I have about 8 Justice custom ringtones
    1. Andre8521's Avatar
      Andre8521 -
      I just had to get my iPhone replaced cuz the mike was unreaoonsive due to faulty headphones and/or something getting caught in the plugin- either way now I have 4.0.2 n I'm miserable....
      I haven't had an unjailbroken phone since the first day i purchased a 3G... How do I operate without SBSettings??? Lifes almost not worth living!! (hyperbole!)

      Oh anyway why I replied was that I am happy I can still make my ringtones but I'm still upset icant go into the phone via ssh and change my SMS tones....
      I was all excited when I realized how it was done... Now I'm stuck...
      I should sell this massive paperweight!!
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Buying ringtones (and wallpapers). Cell phone companies still get people to fall for it, why not Apple. Luckily I am wise, not gullible.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      let the complaining begin
    1. Sandman619's Avatar
      Sandman619 -
      Apple couldn't get the music labels to agree to the free ringtones. The labels are greedy & wanted the additional cash flow. At least Apple let users BUY their ringtones. Other mobile providers only allow their customers to RENT their ringtones. Thereby, they lose them after a few months or have to pay again. Usually the rental fee is more than Apple's $0.99

      Cheers !
    1. Jimmy2timez's Avatar
      Jimmy2timez -
      Seriously, Who pays for anything in iTunes. I buy some apps. but thats is. To fill my 64gb ipod would cost $10K in itunes. Screw that. Acquisition anyone. any one who buys music from overpriced Apple are suckers.

      On that note, If you bought the music and then paid for a ringtone again. You deserve to give apple all your money. So they can spend it wisely. You can not be trusted not to trough it down the toilet.

      On that note, If anyone bought the music and then paid for a ringtone again. You should to give apple all your money. So they can spend it wisely. You can not be trusted not to flush it down the toilet.