How come iOS 7 doesn't have new emojis?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Knockoutjosie, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2012
    I really wanted some new emojis because admit it, they are fun. Anyone else disappointed with no new emojis in iOS 7?
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2009
  3. macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2013
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2012
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2013
    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.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    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
  7. macrumors 603


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I was hoping for less actually. Why do we need 4 pages of flowers again?
  8. macrumors 604


    Jul 10, 2007
    Amen, Armen.

    And I thought Unicode was an international standard? Why are the symbols, and even the word emoji, so Japan-centric?
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010

    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.
  10. macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2009
    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.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2011
    No, it's fine like that, we already have like 300, please, no more.
  12. macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2013
    They would have made them all flat, they kind of pop on Messages now though.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2010
    Portland, OR
    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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