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

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  1. NightFox macrumors 68020

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    And STILL no pirate-related emojis :(

    Stop sniggering, all those in the UK. :rolleyes:
     
  2. deferredAnon macrumors 6502

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    I guess the moral of the story is: Hire more interns!
     
  3. Teammm macrumors member

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    They knew that the Eggplant emoji would be a staple.
     
  4. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Almost as useful is typing out a sentence or words and then switching to the emoji keyboard. The words in orange can be tapped to change to emojis.
     
  5. artfossil macrumors 6502a

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    Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my time for emoji!

    :)
     
  6. JustMartin macrumors 6502a

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    Who’s telling you that?
     
  7. Burger Thing macrumors 6502a

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    MR story in 2027:

    Former Apple Intern Looks Back at Developing High Sierra in Late April 2017
     
  8. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    Very astute observation. The reason they were perfect was because Steve would have said they were $h!t and they'd have been redone until Steve stopped saying they were BS. There were only A players under Steve's watch. Now we have the current disasters that are ongoing. Are you an A player, Tim? Bring back Scott F before it's too late.
     
  9. subjonas macrumors 65816

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    How sad. All that attention to detail for naught because in actual use the emoji is usually only 2mm tall.
     
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  11. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    Apple assigned a freakin intern to the project.... how much less would you want them care about emoji?

    I agree that Apple is losing their touch but a graphic designer isn't going to design better batteries.

    Complaining is fine but make sure to do so in a sensible manner.
     
  12. OlliFlamme macrumors regular

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    Indeed, these archaic smileys are still the best. Maybe it’s a generation thing...?
    ¿:-/
     
  13. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    Why they don't roll out emoji updates for previous iOS versions baffles the mind. Not everyone can install iOS 7, iOS 10 or iOS 11 but are still using iMessage.
     
  14. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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  15. Altis macrumors 68030

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    They were better back then.

    - Not one continuous scrolling list...
    - 'Recent' list doesn't change app to app, confusing what to expect there
    - Not so many that the list is endless
     
  16. OlliFlamme macrumors regular

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    Wel, to be honest, who is complaining about a point well made? That guy was just expressing his freedom of speech.
    Sorry, but where do you see the need for the illogical reference of a graphic designer having to fit inthe position of a product developer to make btrach144‘s point stick?

    Apple and not caring about emoji’s? Come again... that’s perhaps why it was so keen on having Federighi demo the revolutionary animoji feature during the iPhone X demo. He had done so during an irrelevantly long time, after it already had been an extensive topic during the intro?

    Secondly... Steve personally scrutinised the ones which this article is about... would you reckon he didn’t care?

    It was a hassle for Apple folks to get on par with the Android folks to use these idiotic things, Steve knew it was a key feature to implement in order to reach a wider public.

    So, in all fairness: battery life not having revolutionised at the same rate, is indeed a relevant point made in a very sensible matter, if you’d ask me that is.

    The pot and the kettle...
     
  17. msephton macrumors 6502

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  18. supercoolmanchu macrumors regular

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    Scott Forstall is exactly where he needs to be. Which is also the same place Tim Cook needs to be.
     
  19. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    I don't even remember that one.
     
  20. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Well, you can. Type the word and the corresponding emoji will be suggested.
     
  21. badNameErr macrumors regular

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    It's true, they really do get interns to do the work!
     
  22. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    There was a story??
     
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    It's an emoji friendly battery. Heaven forbid you'd want to do much else.
     
  24. freezelighter macrumors regular

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    Now THAT was an iPhone with acceptable size.

    All those sick and crazy phablets after iPhone 5s are simply too huge.

    6,6s,7,8,X - everything is too big and slippery.

    iPhone SE is the last good iPhone.

    :(
     
  25. zentraedi macrumors member

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    I would credit SoftBank. The iPhone wouldn't have been successful in Japan if SoftBank hadn't pushed Apple in to include these, being vital to basically all mobile texting in Japan.
     

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