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Apple yesterday shared a new Animoji karaoke ad on its Korean YouTube channel to highlight the newly released "Citizen Kane" single from Korean indie group HYUKOH.

As with previous Animoji karaoke songs Apple has shared, the new spot features Apple's Animoji characters lip syncing to the new song.


HYUKOH's "Citizen Kane" single comes ahead of the planned release of the group's newest album on May 31.

Apple first adopted Animoji karaoke for two ads that were created for the 2018 Grammys, with Apple's characters singing "Redbone" by Childish Gambino and "Stir Fry" from Migos.

Animoji karaoke is a concept that was conceived by iPhone X users back in November of 2017 shortly after the release of the new device. People discovered that Apple's 3D emoji characters that are designed to mimic facial expressions and emotions could be used for lip syncing to songs, and for a short period of time, Animoji karaoke took over the internet.

Animoji are limited to iPhone X users because the front-facing TrueDepth camera is required to create the depth map that's used to animate them with a person's facial expressions, but in the future, Animoji will be available on additional devices. The next-generation iPad Pro, which is rumored to be adopting the TrueDepth camera, is likely to be the next device that will support Animoji.

Since the launch of the iPhone X, Apple has added four new Animoji characters, including the dragon, bear, skull, and lion, two of which are used in the new Animoji karaoke ad.

Apple is planning additional updates to Animoji karaoke in iOS 12, with rumors suggesting Apple will add more new Animoji characters. Apple is also said to be planning an overhauled Animoji interface and Animoji integration in FaceTime. Animoji support for FaceTime would allow users to use Animoji characters during FaceTime calls.

Article Link: Apple Shares New Animoji Karaoke Ad Featuring Korean Band HYUKOH
 

Relentless Power

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Meanwhile, waiting for an updated Mac mini.

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Yes, we get it. You (And others) want an updated Mini. But you waiting for an updated Mac Mini has nothing to do with the context of an article about the iPhone X. Two things are not mutually exclusive.
 
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Vjosullivan

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Apple yesterday shared a new Animoji karaoke ad...

Animoji karaoke took over the internet...

Apple is planning additional updates...

in the future, Animoji will be available on additional devices...

Apple will add more new Animoji characters...

Apple is also said to be planning an overhauled Animoji interface...

Animoji integration in FaceTime...
Yes please, because what your customers are demanding are More Animoji, Everywhere, All The Time.
 
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Kaibelf

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Animoji and watch bands: the prominent "innovations" of Tim Cook's Apple.

The watch really got actual traction and approval under Cook. People are now wearing watches again. Apple watches in particular are easy to spot everywhere and produce billions in sales. What exactly would YOU have done differently? Updated the Mac mini so that a tiny subset of niche users would stop complaining?
 
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Bacillus

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Apple yesterday shared a new Animoji karaoke ad...

Animoji karaoke took over the internet...

Apple is planning additional updates...

in the future, Animoji will be available on additional devices...

Apple will add more new Animoji characters...

Apple is also said to be planning an overhauled Animoji interface...

Animoji integration in FaceTime...
Click to expand...

I'm mentally preparing myself for the WWDC keynote by an animojified Grey Wizard of O$$
 
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EdT

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That must be why this is the first time I hear about it.

It probably lasted no more than a week, but it was briefly a thing right after people first started receiving their iPhone X’s last November. Including my wife, which is why I remember it. A day or 2 of Animoji’s 3 or 4 times a day. And then she got bored with it, and there hasn’t been another one since.
 
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trusso

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Somehow, in this culture of non-sequiturs we live in, this seems appropriate:


I feel like I'm living in the world of Blade Runner... surrounded by the corporate state eager to jerk me off, so long as I don't contest the ludicrous path they're leading us down.
 
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