Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day With an Emoji-Themed Makeover for iTunes Movies

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    Today, July 17, is celebrated as World Emoji Day thanks to this day being marked on the iOS "calendar" emoji. In celebration, Apple has updated the iTunes Movies storefront with a new emoji-filled carousel that uses the popular smartphone characters to describe recent film releases, as well as older movies.

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    Some of the films referenced include Kong: Skull Island, Beauty and the Beast, Get Out, Stephen King's It, Logan, Arrival, and more. The iTunes emoji makeover is simply a visual overhaul of the store with no sale prices appearing on any of the participating films.

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    Apple often updates the iTunes Movies storefront to coincide with new film releases, most recently offering a LEGO makeover to celebrate the digital release of The LEGO Batman Movie. Earlier in June, a few decade-based film collections were put on sale on iTunes to give users the chance to get bundles of films together at lower prices.

    (Thanks, Kenneth!)

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  2. benz240 macrumors regular

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    World Emoji Day... uh huh.

    Looking for the brown pile emoji to appropriately express my thoughts. Because sometimes words are just not enough.
     
  4. JosephAW macrumors 65816

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    I'm sorry, all I see is squares with question marks because apple refuses to release emoji updates for iOS 6,7,8,9 for older devices.
     
  5. Jsameds macrumors 68030

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    Maybe try using a device that's been made in the last 5 years.
     
  6. Sunny1990, Jul 17, 2017
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    Awesome. We got new iTunes Movie storefront filled with emojis, Life is good again... ;-)
     
  7. adamjackson macrumors 6502a

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    Speaking of that, is there a way to disable emoji viewing on every modern device? I have the keyboards disabled so they don't show up but if someone sends a unicode character, can I just get the string or a blank box? I can't read what any of these emoticons mean and would like to just not see them at all. No one I know uses them but when I'm reading reddit, they show up a lot and it's really annoying.
     
  8. nt5672 macrumors 65816

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    Nice to see the result of Cook's innovative ideas. I believe that this will be it for 2017. Enjoy! :)
     
  9. thisisnotmyname, Jul 17, 2017
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    I'm sure there will be a lot of "get off my lawn" posters in this thread but I like it. It's like a little puzzle game :)

    edit: those were really clever. I didn't get Logan (although afterward I was kicking myself) or Ex Machina but the rest I did. That was a fun five minute distraction.
     
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    Well, at least we can declare our dissatisfaction of it within the language...

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    Are they doing this on the Apple TV's iTunes Movie Store too?
     
  13. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    Of all the conceivable wastes of time, I'm not sure I could top this. I'm on the "can I disable them" bandwagon.
     
  14. scottrngr macrumors newbie

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    The new space ship campus is 80% devoted to emoji's and watch bands.
     
  15. liveoptimistic macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Jul 19, 2017 ---
    So my birthday is July 17th, so for years I’ve always assumed that everybody’s iPhone always showed their birthday as the date on the calendar emoji... but apparently I’m just special.
     

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