Non X owners are hating on the Animojis

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    My friends are hating on the Animojis. I’ll be hating too if I’m jealous. Hahaha haters.
     

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  2. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn’t assume jealousy. I have the X and I am not a fan either. Believe it or not, but there are many, MANY people who don’t like the X for various reasons. Jealousy not being one of them.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Same. Have the X and not a fan at all. My kids like to play with them, but I haven’t and will likely not send any.
     
  4. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a

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    I read a review the other about them. The reviewer said something along the lines of, "they're cute and I played with them but in a month, I'll never use them again". Seems like a gimmick and you wonder what resources Apple invested in them and what they could have focused on instead....
     
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I dont hate it, but it really is an intrusive gimmick just like Heart Beats and Digital Touch.

    Some big Apple fan may think its adorable to send a heartbeat or to draw a dingus or make a Fox sing "What did the Fox Say". But your friends dont necessarily feel the same way. So the feature isnt only boastful, its obnoxious.

    (BTW. Yes, I do have an X. I let my kids try it and they thought its fun. But with a single FaceID login then if they ever want to play with the feature then I'll have to authenticate them or give them my passcode. No thanks.)
     
  6. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    Animojis are lame. What grown adults are going to use them on any sort of regular basis?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Different people like and dislike different things. Is this what this thread is about?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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  9. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    it is OK for people to not like the things that you like.
     
  10. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    I can’t imagine myself getting jealous over a stupid thing like Animoji. If I did, I’d rather not be a human.
     
  11. potentmf macrumors regular

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    Personally don't care for or about the Animojis. I just find it funny how when shown the phone by one of the Geniuses, that was clearly one of the things he couldn't wait to tell me about. I'm sitting here right now thinking of who I could send that to without them rolling their eyes and calling me childish.
     
  12. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    I can imagine it can be annoying getting a spoken message which might not be convenient to listen to. But they are very expressive - maybe people will use them for reactions to comments etc without speaking. Would be less irritating that way I think
     
  13. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    That goes both ways though
     
  14. PPCmike macrumors regular

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    I was going to say the digital touch I used it with my ex a few times but that's about it
     
  15. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Id probably see value in Digital Touch if the iPhone had pencil support. But as it is then Ive sent more digital touches by accident than on purpose. :D
     
  16. PhoneI macrumors 68000

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    Emojis are lame. What adults are going to use them?
     
  17. wittyphrase macrumors regular

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    Yea what else could they have used those resources for other than creating a fun and vibrant way to demonstrate the new technology built into the phone.

    Not every feature in every product you purchase will necessarily be made for you or the way you use the device. Anyone that doesn’t enjoy them should chalk it up to this and move on with enjoying the rest of the phone.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    I hate them and I have the X. Maybe some people just don't like them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  20. AdonisSMU, Nov 7, 2017
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    SnapChat and Instagram are killing it w Emojis and AI powered “childish stuff”.
     
  21. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly this.

    After 3 years of Plus phones I watched the keynote and then compared the 8 Plus and X.. in order of importance to me.

    1) Plus screen? 8 only
    2) Processor = same on both phones
    3) Ram = same on both phones
    4) Storage = same on both phones


    Then there's what I'm missing out on...

    5) OLED? Don't presently care, and the X has a notch.
    6) Dual OIS? Don't care. I've never bought a phone for the camera.
    7) Face ID? Don't presently care.
    8) Animojis? Gimmick. Like others have said, I might use them for a month.

    Going over 1-8... 1 is only on the 8... and 2-4 are on both phones.

    5-8 I could care less about... but I truly hope the X users enjoy those features. They definitely aren't anything to be jealous about and also aren't enough for me to buy a device I won't be happy with. Not getting a Plus sized X was the deal breaker for me.
     
  22. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Are they fun? Yeah. Are they a gimmick? Absolutely. Are they a necessity? By no means, no. But you have to figure, Apple spent all this time developing the TrueDepth camera system for the X, why not show off its capabilities outside of Face ID? You can't see anything at work for Face ID - no interface or anything, you just look at it and your phone unlocks. It's magical in a sense, but with Animoji, you can see how amazingly accurate the TrueDepth camera system is and how it's able to map all of your facial expressions and instantly translate it to an animation. That's pretty incredible.

    I don't think of it as a groundbreaking feature or major part of iOS and it's certainly not a reason to buy the X over the 8 if all other things are of no importance, but rather Apple showing off how powerful their TrueDepth camera system actually is.
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    And so far all the people I know that use those apps are pre-teens and teens.

    Yeah I'm old and now get off my lawn :p
     
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

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    Everyone I know whos using these things is well into their 30s.
     
  25. applesith macrumors 68030

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    I love them (especially the fox) and my friends (who don't have an X) like when I send them.
     

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