emojis

Those of us Apple users who’ve pretty much had to use every emoji except the ones that truly represent us may finally get our day in the sun. Fine, it may sound trivial but the news that some non-Caucasian emojis to represent more people (outside of those region specific ones) are coming makes my thumbs a bit happier.

Joey Parker, writing for MTV ACT, e-mailed Apple CEO’s Tim Cook for answers only to get no response. However, he did forward the e-mail to Katie Cotton, the vice president of worldwide corporate communications and here’s her response:

“Tim forwarded your email to me. We agree with you. Our emoji characters are based on the Unicode standard, which is necessary for them to be displayed properly across many platforms. There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.”

Good news? They’re working on it. Bad news? We may not get them until the iPhone 8.

One Response

  1. the weirdest emoticon ;(

    The Winky Frowny is among the most badly defined emoticon on the Internets. It really is presumably used to represent misery, with a bit of sarcasm, cynicism, or maybe humor.

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