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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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.


    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!)

    Article Link: Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day With an Emoji-Themed Makeover for iTunes Movies
  2. benz240 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2008
  3. ateslik macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    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 68020


    May 14, 2012
    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 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    Maybe try using a device that's been made in the last 5 years.
  6. Sunny1990, Jul 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Awesome. We got new iTunes Movie storefront filled with emojis, Life is good again... ;-)
  7. adamjackson macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    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 68000

    Jun 30, 2007
    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
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017

    thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    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.
  10. lunarworks macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
  11. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    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


    Apr 10, 2008
    Auckland, New Zealand
    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 member

    Dec 1, 2015
    The new space ship campus is 80% devoted to emoji's and watch bands.
  15. liveoptimistic macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2013
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    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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