Why are emoji apps not taken down?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Parise, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Parise macrumors 6502a

    Parise

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    They replicate functionality in iOS and trick countless people into spending money that they don't need to. Why does apple still allow these in the App Store? Hell, one of the apps is in the top 15.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Perhaps a better question for Apple.

    Serious question, does Apple now come stock with emoji?
     
  3. Parise thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Go to keyboards, and add one. Its in there.

    Been in there for quite a while now, since iOS 6 at least.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I think I've just had an app all along so I never realized.
    Thanks for the tip. As for the rest, who knows. Apple does weird things, as we all know.
     
  5. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    It's been there for a while, the only downside is the emojis can only been seen on other Apple devices as far as I can tell.
     
  6. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502

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    They also show on Android if they have the right something loaded. I send and receive them just fine with my girlfriend's S4.
     
  7. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to assume that at least some of them have more emojis than the stock keyboard. I'm sure there are some that are trying to trick people into paying, but then again Apple's app review procedure hasn't always been stellar.
     
  8. Parise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Parise

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    Do you have any proof of this? That's a serious question, I thought the same but could never find any.
     
  9. Sital macrumors 68000

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    No. That's why I started with "I'm going to assume..."

    And you know what happens when one assumes.
     

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