Animojis -- can non X users receive?

Chupa Chupa

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I'm not going to be a big Animoji user but could be good for a joke now and then. But if I send one to someone with an iPhone 6 or 7 or (gasp!) Android will they see the animation or will it be static or not appear at all?
 
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Falhófnir

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I’d imagine iPhone and iPad and Mac will all receive and play them, not so sure about android or windows, I’d guess not.
 

PM-Performance

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Pretty sure Apple thought that one out and made it compatible on all Imessage enabled devices at the least. I have my doubts of it working on non Apple Devices since it is Apple specific
 

Chupa Chupa

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Pretty sure Apple thought that one out and made it compatible on all Imessage enabled devices at the least. I have my doubts of it working on non Apple Devices since it is Apple specific
You would think, but wasn't sure if there was a hardware component too that would restrict older iPhones.
 

jjgard77

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People on non-iOS devices can see iOS stickers I send. They can also see the animated emojis from my Apple Watch. I'd assume, hopefully, that the Animoji animation just gets converted to a video file for non-iOS folk.
 

jsmith189

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I’d imagine so. It’d likely turn it into either a video or gif. Like the heartbeats etc from the Apple Watch. I can’t see them making a big deal over them, and then restricting them to one device.
 

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Out of curiosity, why can’t this forum use Apple emoji’s ? I understand that MacRumors has their own emoji‘s, just out of curiosity if anybody knows
 
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jsmith189

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Out of curiosity, why can’t this forum use Apple emoji’s ? I understand that MacRumors has their own emoji‘s, just out of curiosity if anybody knows
Often wondered this also. Seems a bit ironic. Lol
 

Renho

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Yes it can be seen on all, including Androids!
Since Android is the #1 Phone out there I don’t think they would not make it work. They want Droid users to see it and want it and switch! Lol
 

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During the media event, the folks at apple mentioned that you can turn it into an animation (gif maybe) and then send it to others.
 

Eggtastic

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Out of curiosity, why can’t this forum use Apple emoji’s ? I understand that MacRumors has their own emoji‘s, just out of curiosity if anybody knows
My guess: Probably because this is an un-official apple enthusiast website and using Apple official emjois would be frowned upon. Also, macrumors doesn't have an app in the app store).
 

Chupa Chupa

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During the media event, the folks at apple mentioned that you can turn it into an animation (gif maybe) and then send it to others.
So do you know if the user has to do something/push a button to convert it or Messages will automatically do it in the background before it sends?
 

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So do you know if the user has to do something/push a button to convert it or Messages will automatically do it in the background before it sends?
I think if memory serves me, the user has to initiate some sort of action to export it. I could be wrong, and I suppose we'll be finding out as Friday approaches.
 
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lordhamster

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I'm not going to be a big Animoji user but could be good for a joke now and then. But if I send one to someone with an iPhone 6 or 7 or (gasp!) Android will they see the animation or will it be static or not appear at all?

Good question. Everyone I know is getting the Poopimoji on Nov 3rd. :)
 
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sdwaltz

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I would have to assume yes, if for no other reason than marketing purposes.

Owners of 8 Plus or less when they receive one:
“Look what I just got! This is so cool! I want to upgrade!”

Joke is on them, because the novelty will wear off after 2 minutes.
 

geta

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I hope not! they should keep it exclusive for the suckers that paying €1000 plus for a phone.
 
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Renho

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I hope not! they should keep it exclusive for the suckers that paying €1000 plus for a phones.
Oh no you didn’t just call us suckers! Isnt Android flagship like $949. So we are all in the same boat. $1k for a phone is going to be the norm!
 
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geta

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Oh no you didn’t just call us suckers! Isnt Android flagship like $949. So we are all in the same boat. $1k for a phone is going to be the norm!
First, me and you are not in the same boat.
Second, who cares how much cost Android phones.
Third, because of people like you the companies allowing themself to charge this ridiculous amount of money.

Enjoy your new toy. :)