Along with the up-front iTunes 10 changes (social awareness
, monochrome sidebar, new-attitude icon
), it looks like Apple has quietly dropped one store-centric feature from the latest version. Roberto Baldwin at Mac|Life notes that the feature allowing users to buy a section of a track from the iTunes Store
for use as a custom ringtone
has gone AWOL between 9.2.1 and 10.
Granted, there are lots
from tracks you already own or other sources, but the iTunes-authorized method was certainly convenient. Apple may be proud to announce that Ping already has over 1 million users
, but now we know that none of them are making ringtones straight from the store.