Former Apple Intern Looks Back at Designing First Apple Emoji in 2008

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  1. Dan Holmstock macrumors member

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    #27
    The more my kids use Emoji's - the more I think of this:

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    Ah i miss those 1990's era flying toasters screen savers, afterdark i think it was called. lol
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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    ... I'm still waiting for a fan emoji. I was hoping for a desktop fan, now I'd be happy with a ceiling fan...
     
  3. karranz macrumors newbie

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    #29
    back in the days when apple paid attention to details.
     
  4. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502

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  5. zipster macrumors 6502

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    #31
    You sound old.
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    Gboard, if you're into 3rd party keyboards.
     
  6. eatrains macrumors regular

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    #32
    You might not be aware, but visual designers and battery engineers don't work on the same thing.
     
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    I think it was Apple that really caused the popularity of Emoji in the US. I got my first iPhone in 2010 and found the Emoji to be amusing. I sent a few to my friends, but they all had Android phones at the time and couldn't see them. Apple led the charge on this.

    It wasn't long before other phone makers caught on and now emojis are a big part of our culture.

    Not sure whether to praise or berate Apple for this. ;)

    EDIT: I'll give Apple praise for popularizing something cute and fun in the US, and will berate Sony for making a really bad movie about it. Good compromise I think.
     
  8. profets macrumors 601

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    Yes, because battery engineers are the ones designing emojis.
     
  9. Boatboy24 macrumors 6502a

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    #35
    All those heart emojis and only one poop. :(

    I share your nostalgia for the toasters. Johnny Castaway was another I was fond of.
     
  10. IbisDoc macrumors 6502

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    Was really hoping for an in-depth, front page piece on emojis.
     
  11. Dan Holmstock macrumors member

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    #37
    AH YES! WOW now that takes me back! - lol
     
  12. travelsheep macrumors 6502

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    #38
    "I constantly checked the details: the direction of the woodgrain, how freckles appeared on apples and eggplants,"

    I wonder where that intern stole the emojis from, which she then checked in so much detail
     
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  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Hyperbole. Considering the fact how things have changed dramatically in terms of interacting with iOS, emoji's/Animoji's , Augmented reality, etc. I would say Apple pays more detail today than they did 10 years ago.
     
  15. riverfreak macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah! Too bad all those developers at Apple are just sitting around in beanbag chairs playing PUBG and eating free kale salads.

    Because I literally can’t do a single thing on my phone or laptop. I sent in this post by snail mail.
     
  16. ThaRuler macrumors regular

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    Emojis now are so popular, Apple decided to put a dedicated Emoji bar on MacBook Pros
     
  17. riverfreak macrumors demi-god

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    #43
    You should read the Medium post. It’s quite interesting.
     
  18. Peel macrumors 6502a

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    #44
    Yes, because graphic designers are known for their innate skills at being battery designers.
    Employment at Apple is not a zero sum game - you don't lose a battery designer because you've hired a graphic designer. You might as well complain about Apple hiring janitors to keep their offices clean, when those janitors should be turning their attention to designing the circuitry for the next-gen A12 chipset
     
  19. Brandhouse macrumors 6502

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    Meh. And 10 years on we're still being told emojis take precedent over iOS improvements that really matter.
     
  20. Arndroid macrumors 6502a

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    You forgot “and get off my lawn”
     
  21. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    #47
    you can search by name
     
  22. LinusR macrumors regular

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    This sequence of objects is unheard of in the history of the internet. The set of emojis really is as disjoint as anything.
     
  23. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502

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    Get off your lawn?
     
  24. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Apple tagline timeline:
    There's an app for that
    There's a dongle for that
    There's an emoji for that
     

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