Apple has released an update to
that blocks users from creating free custom ringtones and then syncing them to an iPhone. Despite Apple’s best efforts to thwart users, a workaround has already been found and posted to the Internet.
A method of using iTunes to
create ringtones for the iPhone
using songs not purchased from the iTunes Store was first posted by Macrumors.com on Friday. Users confirmed after installing iTunes 7.4.1 last night that the method no longer worked.
However, an Engadget post on Saturday
details a workaround for the update, again allowing the free ringtones to be synced to the iPhone.
When Apple first announced the
ability for users to create custom ringtones
earlier this week, it was only meant for songs purchased from the iTunes Store. Users would have to pay an additional 99 cents for the ringtone.
Third-party applications like
Ambrosia Software’s iToner
have been updated to work with iTunes 7.4.1 and is available from the company’s Web site.