Apple has obtained the rights to offer ready-made ringtones for the iPhone and managers are trying to have them available in time for next week’s press conference, music industry sources told CNET News.
Owners of Apple’s iPhone have long had the ability to create custom-made ringtones for their devices. The new music snippets are mainly a convenience, as they make it possible for iPhone owners to obtain a pre-cut ringtone instead of having to create their own.
Apple will announce the ringtones on September 9, the day the company has scheduled a press event, if managers can get them ready in time to sell, the sources said. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.