According to CNET, Apple has obtained the rights to distribute ready-made ringtones for the iPhone.
Apple is apparently scrambling to have the ready-made ringtones available in time for their special event “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it” on September 9.
iPhone users can currently create a custom-made ringtone of up to 30 seconds using iTunes Ringtone editor and have to pay an additional cost of 99c for a song if they already have it or $1.98 in case they don’t. Apple had released this feature in September 2007.
The ready-made ringtones will make it very convenient for iPhone users who are too lazy to create their own custom ringtones.
Apple is expected to make an announcement about these ready-made ringtones at their special media event “It’s only rock and roll, but we like it” on September 9.
Here are some of the more interesting rumors and speculations for this year’s event.
• It’s widely speculated that Apple will be releasing the new generation iPod Touch with a camera.
• Apple might also release iTunes 9, which might have some exciting new features.
• Apple is expected to announce the release date of iPhone OS 3.1, which could be September 25 based on AT&T’s announce earlier today about support for MMS feature.
Do you buy ringtones? Would you prefer creating your own custom ringtones or a ready-made ringtone?