Apple's Website Celebrates US Women's World Cup Victory With Memoji Tribute

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Apple is celebrating the United States' women's national soccer team victory in the 2019 World Cup with a Memoji-themed tribute on its Apple.com website.


USA defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup Final on Sunday. The victory saw the holders retain the trophy and win it for the fourth time in the competition's history.

Apple's short animation appears briefly on the company's homepage, and features three Memoji heads – colored red, white, and blue – seen cheering the nation's victory, complete with iMessage-style confetti effect and bouncing soccer balls.

The animation finishes with the message of "Job well done," and then vanishes to return Apple's website to its usual style of showcasing the latest products.

In iOS 11, Apple introduced animated emoji characters called Animoji, which are designed to mimic your facial expressions. Later in iOS 12, Animoji grew to encompass Memoji, which are customizable humanoid Animoji characters that you can design to look just like you.

Animoji/Memoji stickers let you express yourself using classic emoji-like poses and faces, such as heart eyes, brain exploding, shushing face, laughing with tears, crying, shrugging, face palm, and more.

Memoji and Animoji are limited to Apple's iPhones with TrueDepth technology, but in iOS 13, coming in the fall, Apple has added several different Animoji and Memoji stickers that can be used on all Apple devices with an A9 chip or later.

To learn more about how you can use Animoji and Memoji stickers in iOS 13, click here.

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16 months ago
I'm sure, somehow, Ms Rapinoe will make this about her....
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16 months ago
It's actually one of the best tributes that I've seen coming from Apple's home page. Sports is sports. The US women's soccer team were stellar. They deserve this kind of kudos, not just from Apple but from everybody.
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16 months ago

Is this on the Huawei site too?

I think you mean Xiaomi...
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16 months ago
Is this on the Huawei site too?
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16 months ago
Apple's Canada site had a splash of emoji when the Raptors won.

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16 months ago

Nice, but that is a T-Rex not a raptor :p

Species discrimination :eek: :p;)

Don't worry, I'm sure the 2020 release of emoji will have all the major dinosaurs.
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