Apple's Website Celebrates US Women's World Cup Victory With Memoji Tribute

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    Apple is celebrating the United States' women's national soccer team victory in the 2019 World Cup with a Memoji-themed tribute on its Apple.com website.

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    USA defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup Final on Sunday. The victory saw the holders retain the trophy and win it for the fourth time in the competition's history.

    Apple's short animation appears briefly on the company's homepage, and features three Memoji heads - colored red, white, and blue - seen cheering the nation's victory, complete with iMessage-style confetti effect and bouncing soccer balls.

    The animation finishes with the message of "Job well done," and then vanishes to return Apple's website to its usual style of showcasing the latest products.

    In iOS 11, Apple introduced animated emoji characters called Animoji, which are designed to mimic your facial expressions. Later in iOS 12, Animoji grew to encompass Memoji, which are customizable humanoid Animoji characters that you can design to look just like you.

    Animoji/Memoji stickers let you express yourself using classic emoji-like poses and faces, such as heart eyes, brain exploding, shushing face, laughing with tears, crying, shrugging, face palm, and more.

    Memoji and Animoji are limited to Apple's iPhones with TrueDepth technology, but in iOS 13, coming in the fall, Apple has added several different Animoji and Memoji stickers that can be used on all Apple devices with an A9 chip or later.

    To learn more about how you can use Animoji and Memoji stickers in iOS 13, click here.

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    I think you mean Xiaomi...
     
  4. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    I'm sure, somehow, Ms Rapinoe will make this about her....
     
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    It's actually one of the best tributes that I've seen coming from Apple's home page. Sports is sports. The US women's soccer team were stellar. They deserve this kind of kudos, not just from Apple but from everybody.
     
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    I'm from England and I agree, the standard of the majority of the football was excellent and had scaled much beyond the early days of "Ah, look at the girls having a go at football". It should get all the praise possible.
     
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    Nice. The soccer / games were awesome. Was hoping to see Mimoji's for the team or something though.
     
  9. AngerDanger macrumors 601

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    Well, this is confusing; “Mimoji” are Xiaomi’s and “Memoji” are Apple’s.
     
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    Apple's Canada site had a splash of emoji when the Raptors won.

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    Nice, but that is a T-Rex not a raptor :p

    Species discrimination :eek: :p;)
     
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    Don't worry, I'm sure the 2020 release of emoji will have all the major dinosaurs.
     
  13. ContentCruiser, Jul 8, 2019
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    :) Congratulations :) to the women’s national soccer team
     
  14. code-m macrumors 65816

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    What definition of dinosaurs ;):p
     
  15. Biu_miu macrumors member

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    How many of Apple employees follow women’s soccer or even soccer in general? I’m from Europe, and I imagine soccer being around 27th most popular sport in US- between pole vaulting and cricket.
     
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    I think this is the first time in history that I wanted a US team to lose. Oh, well.
     
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    I don’t understand the memoji popularity thing.
     
  18. Cold_Beaver macrumors newbie

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    Probably so. Hell she didn’t deserve he golden foot trophy either. Or what eve it’s called
     
  19. timber macrumors 6502

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    She won two trophies, the Golden Boot which is non debatable, it goes to the greatest goal scorer and the Golden Ball, the tournament "best player" award.

    The Golden Ball is commonly given (at least in male Football) to the most influential player in the winning team (not always but usually) which usually results in an offensive player being chosen. There is a shortlist made by FIFA and voting by the media (just media, not social media :D).

    And congrats to the winners :D
     
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    It's called the golden boot and it's literally determined by goals scored. There's no judgement involved, so yes... she not only deserved it, she earned it.
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    Try fourth most popular, behind only football, basketball, baseball. Yes, even more popular than hockey.
     
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    Winning the men’s football World Cup means something. Whatever happened there, no one cares.
     
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    Eh...that is not a Raptor.
     
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    The top US men’s pro soccer league, MLS, is doing pretty well and is expanding to more cities. Women’s soccer, on the college level does pretty good although that varies by region. Women’s pro soccer just gained a major sponsor (Budweiser, which is really InBev) which will pump some money into pro-level women’s soccer.

    As a general rule concerning women’s sports, the U.S. women’s teams in sports like basketball, swimming, volleyball, hockey and soccer are either near or at the top. I’m not saying that they get the attention they deserve but they get more attention and financial support in the U.S. than in the rest of the world. Canada probably supports women’s Hockey a little more, but the US is a close second. Even in sports like gymnastics and ice skating the US does well and those are sports where other nations do spend the time and effort to compete.

    US Women’s soccer has dominated the last 3 or 4 FIFA championships. US Men have been no shows. Right now, U.S. women’s soccer is a lot farther along in both popularity and support when compared to other international teams and even compared to the U.S. men’s team.
     
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    Contempt - especially directed toward people you've never met and have never harmed you in any fashion - is not a very becoming character trait.

    I hope we can take a broader view of things in the future. :)
     
  25. Cold_Beaver macrumors newbie

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    Yes. Kicking the highest percent shot (penalty) means she earned it. Ok
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    Yes because she has so many quality traits about her
     

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