Apple Introduces New Giraffe, Shark, Owl and Boar Animoji in iOS 12.2 Beta

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In the latest iOS 12.2 beta, Apple has introduced four new Animoji characters that can be used in the Messages and FaceTime apps. The new Animoji include a giraffe, a shark, an owl, and a boar.

Animoji are designed to work on devices with a TrueDepth camera system, which now includes modern iPhone and iPad Pro models. Animoji are animated, 3D emoji characters that you control with your face.

When you use an Animoji, the TrueDepth camera nalyzes more than 50 muscle movements in different areas of the face, detecting movement of the eyebrows, cheeks, chin, eyes, jaw, lips, eyes, tongue, and mouth.
New iOS 12.2 Beta #Animoji in action! Giraffe, Shark, Owl and Boar pic.twitter.com/UQucu7qQA5 - MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) February 4, 2019

All of your facial movements are translated to the Animoji characters, making them reflect your expression and emotion. Animoji can be shared with friends in the Messages app as stickers and as videos, they can be used with the Effects camera in Messages, and you can use them instead of your own face when FaceTiming someone.

There are a total of 24 Animoji now, including the four new ones. Existing Animoji include monkey, robot, cat, dog, alien, fox, poop, pig, panda, bunny, rooster, unicorn, lion, dragon, skull, bear, tiger, koala, t-rex, and ghost.

When Animoji launched in 2017 alongside the iPhone X, there were 12, with Apple steadily adding new fun characters to play with.

Article Link: Apple Introduces New Giraffe, Shark, Owl and Boar Animoji in iOS 12.2 Beta
 

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Yes, they can release these AND work on the Mac.
Oh really?
Is that why....
1) Every new Mac mini 2018 has Bluetooth interference issue that still can’t be fixed
2) Every single laptops sold by Apple comes with a keyboard that inevitably fails due to dust accumulation
3) iMacs from 2 years ago are still being sold at their original price, with no update in sight
 
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PickUrPoison

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This utterly pointless incrementalism will be Apple’s downfall.

How many people are actually excited about this, 4?
Not sure, maybe 20 million of the billion+ iOS devices? That’s my estimate anyway; a lot of kids do have iPhones, but surely not a high percentage have XR/X/XS/XS Max/2018 iPad Pro.
 
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Meanwhile, those waiting for AAPL to add support for 10-bit color Capture & Display (i.e., DEEP color) continue to wait ... March 2016 till now is really too long to wait.


From AAPL's own PR announcing the 9.7" iPad Pro on March 21st, 2016:

"It uses the same wider color gamut as the iMac® with Retina 5K display, delivering 25 percent greater color saturation¹ for more vivid colors."

That's in comparison to sRGB.

So, from then till now, nothing on the DEEP color front !

Hey Cook, NO MORE Emojis OR Animojis until DEEP color is Released ! ... Emojis & Animojis don't count as Innovation !
 
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Meanwhile, those waiting for AAPL to add support for 10-bit color Capture & Display (i.e., DEEP color) continue to wait ... March 2016 till now is really too long to wait.


From AAPL's own PR announcing the 9.7" iPad Pro on March 21st, 2016:

"It uses the same wider color gamut as the iMac® with Retina 5K display, delivering 25 percent greater color saturation¹ for more vivid colors."

That's in comparison to sRGB.

So, from then till now, nothing on the DEEP color front !

Hey Cook, NO MORE Emojis OR Animojis until DEEP color is Released ! ... Emojis & Animojis don't count as Innovation !

What is wrong with you people?

Apple has been innovating. That’s why people copy the Apple Watch, AirPods, Notched Design, folder icons, even Animoji’s. Because Apple is ahead of the game and does it better than anyone else.

You want 10bit color, some of us want 120hz.
 
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