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Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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How come iOS 7 doesn't have new emojis?

I really wanted some new emojis because admit it, they are fun. Anyone else disappointed with no new emojis in iOS 7?
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Nope.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:11 PM   #3
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Is there really a need to create more?
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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There are apps for that.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:34 PM   #5
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Emojis are defined in the unicode standard.

That means they're treated like letters. The cool thing about this is that you can use Emoji almost everywhere - in file or folder names, URLs, whatever. You could probably use them in passwords, too (just remember you can't type them everywhere, like on Windows).

Unfortunately, it also means that Apple can't just add new Emoji whenever they like.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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I've written at length about this in another thread. To boil it down to the simplest possible way:

1. It's not Apple creating emojis, it's a unicode subcommittee.
2. New emojis coincide with new versions of Unicode
3. Apple can participate in this process, but does not have final say. This process is slow.
4. There are no new emojis to include in the latest version of Unicode
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:18 PM   #7
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I was hoping for less actually. Why do we need 4 pages of flowers again?
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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I was hoping for less actually. Why do we need 4 pages of flowers again?
Amen, Armen.

And I thought Unicode was an international standard? Why are the symbols, and even the word emoji, so Japan-centric?
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:37 PM   #9
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Amen, Armen.

And I thought Unicode was an international standard? Why are the symbols, and even the word emoji, so Japan-centric?

Because they were original featured in Japanese cellphones until they were brought over to the Unicode in the last few recent years.

Emojis listed long before, new ones are added when they decide to make more (not apple but whoever is behind creating Emoji's). They will not be featured until the Unicode is revised again, they don't use appear when they're added.

Basically once featured on Japanese cellphones and now they've come to the west via Unicode.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:46 PM   #10
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Really guys? Its just emojis, have some fun with your phone. They are fun to use, get the point across, and make it a little more enjoyable to text message your friends.

When iOS 6 beta 1 came out, I was really suprised to see such an increase in the number of emojis we had. This lead me to be pretty excited to see what they had in store for iOS 7. Its a simple tweak that gets people excited. Whats to hate about that?

When they weren't there, I was a little let down. Will life go on. Yes. Either way I wish they would have added some new ones.
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Old Aug 8, 2013, 11:51 PM   #11
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No, it's fine like that, we already have like 300, please, no more.
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Old Aug 9, 2013, 12:12 AM   #12
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They would have made them all flat, they kind of pop on Messages now though.
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Old Aug 9, 2013, 12:20 AM   #13
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I really wanted some new emojis because admit it, they are fun. Anyone else disappointed with no new emojis in iOS 7?
Haha I would love for more of the woman in the pink shirt. I probably use one of hers in every tenth message I send. It's a terrible and amazing addiction
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