Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day in ways more than one. We especially liked a light-hearted overhaul of the Apple Leadership webpage with executive faces on headshots replaced with corresponding Memoji characters.
The existing set of Animoji available on your iPhone X has expanded with the new ghost, koala, tiger and T-rex characters—and iDownloadBlog’s hands-on video walkthrough takes a closer look at them all.
What started as a supposedly gimmicky iPhone X feature has turned into the latest thing that Apple’s rivals are now ripping off shamelessly. Asus’s Animoji clone isn’t all that bad because it can be used in video chats or live-streaming, too.
It seems that Samsung and Apple have a new smartphone battleground: emojis. Apple, of course, was the first to bring out an AR emoji on iPhone X last year, but now Samsung is defending its own AR emoji implementation as not being a carbon-copy of Apple’s Animoji feature.
The iOS 11.3 developer beta is now available and it brings a host of smaller changes and a few new features, like expanded medical record integration, four new Animoji, ARKit enhancements and more. Unfortunately, the anticipated battery health and CPU throttling features will be coming in a later iOS 11.3 beta release.