Sony debuts 1,000 Ringtones DVD for Apple iPhone

Apple Online Store Sony Creative Software today announced the availability of 1,000 Ringtones, a DVD containing ringtones grouped into three categories: music, sound effects, and spoken words and phrases. Users can select tones for incoming calls, emails and text messages. Developed for Apple iPhone users, the 1,000 ringtone files are included on the DVD in the popular .m4r and .mp3 formats, and are ready for immediate use without any additional fees, downloads or editing after the initial product purchase.

To install, iPhone users can simply load the DVD, audition ringtones and then move selected ringtones into iTunes for synchronization with their iPhone. The DVD includes a tutorial video that demonstrates these simple steps.

“iPhone devices are one of the most popular cell phones on the market. We invite users to add a personal touch to their device with 1,000 Ringtones,” said Dave Chaimson, Sony Creative Software vice president of global marketing, in the press release. “Easy to install, 1,000 Ringtones has the perfect sound for every personality, at a cost of just pennies per tone. Instant access to all 1,000 ringtones on DVD without any hidden costs or time consuming downloads makes selecting and using ringtones much more fun and economical.”

1,000 Ringtones is now available for purchase at retailers nationwide and online at for US$19.95.

Source: Sony Creative Software

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. “Users can select tones for incoming calls, emails and text messages.”

    Since when have we been able to choose different sounds for incoming mail messages? All I can do on my 3GS is turn sound on or off for new mail. Is there some sort of upgrade software on this DVD?

  2. I have only wanted one ringtone for my iPhone: the ringtone used in the Austin Powers (and Our Man Flint) movies. If anyone knows where this can be found, I will gladly reward you!

    Please do share!

  3. Ah, it’s *that* Sony — the Creative Software division, which is their Sonic Foundry acquisition, and from what I can tell still acts independently.

    If this is your bag, the audio quality and selection will be outstanding.

    Sonic Foundry (now Sony Creative Software) has produced really nice audio editing and mastering tools for the PC… Sound Forge, ACID (the original leader in loop software… oh, the remixes I’ve done). I’ve used the Sonic Foundry stuff for years and actually prefer them to tools available on Mac.

  4. I heard this ringtone on iTunes the other day and it cracked me up. I played it over the speakers and recorded it with the audio app and assigned it to a friend of mine who, say shall we say, smokes like it’s 1999. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Search iTunes for: stoner phone ringtone

    It’s the first one on the list.

    My bad on the .69 piracy.

  5. Um, despite inaccuracies about the email notification, many are missing a not-so-subtle message:

    SONY is acknowledging the iPhone’s market leadership. Remember they have this little SONY-ERICSSON relationship for phones.

    Not often that a company gives a competitor props:
    “iPhone devices are one of the most popular cell phones on the market.

  6. heh, on their site to listen to streaming samples, Sony only uses Windows Media & Real Media…no QuickTime. And they are trying to sell this to iPhone/Mac users? Idiotic.

  7. Unless they have the trumpet solo from the opening of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, they can stuff it!!!! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  8. I know it’s fun to get all spun up about this big message “from Sony,” but I wouldn’t consider this Sony. I work at a huge company and can tell you we don’t speak for other divisions. And when we speak for our own stuff, there’s still “coopetition” and reality; so, big companies partner and offer things for competitor’s platforms.

    These audio files will not be WMA. Sonic Foundry (Sony Creative Software) uses standard audio files.

    And yes, you’ve found a Sonic Foundry and Mac “fanboy” in one. The only reason why I’ll keep a PC around … except for work. 🙁

  9. Mr. Reese: I’m the same way about the horns at the end of Mahler 1. Oh, and it’d have to be Bernstein or Solti conducting ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

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