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How to Create and Use Memoji

Wednesday September 19, 2018 10:10 am PDT by
In iOS 11, Apple introduced animated emoji characters called Animoji, which are designed to mimic your facial expressions. As of iOS 12, Animoji have grown to encompass Memoji, which are customizable humanoid Animoji characters that you can design to look just like you. Memoji can do all of the same things that Animoji can, mimicking your facial expressions to allow for cute videos, photos,...

How to Send an Animoji as a Sticker on Your iPhone

Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:53 pm PDT by
If you have an iPhone X, you're probably well aware of the Animoji feature within the Messages app, which is designed to let you send cute little animated videos of emoji animals that adopt your facial expressions and voice. What you might not have known, though, is that Animoji can also be used as simple stickers. You can send a still Animoji image in Messages as a reaction, or use it like...

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

Monday July 8, 2019 3:36 am PDT by
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...

Apple Overhauls Leadership Page With Memoji Avatars for Execs Ahead of World Emoji Day

Monday July 16, 2018 4:02 pm PDT by
In celebration of World Emoji Day, which takes place tomorrow, Apple today updated its Apple Leadership site to introduce Memoji avatars for all of the key executives listed on the page. Tim Cook, Angela Ahrendts, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi, Luca Maestri, Phil Schiller, and the rest of the leadership team are now represented by Memojis. Memojis are an iPhone X feature coming in...

Apple's New Memoji vs. Samsung's AR Emoji

Tuesday June 12, 2018 2:05 pm PDT by
After Apple unveiled Animoji when the iPhone X debuted last September, Samsung introduced its own version, the more human-like and customizable AR Emoji. Not to be outdone, Apple in iOS 12 introduced Memoji, a new version of Animoji that can be customized to look just like you. Given the similarities between AR Emoji and Memoji, we thought we'd compare the two and give our readers an idea of...

Apple Introduces Memoji: Personalized, Animated Emojis Coming in iOS 12

Monday June 4, 2018 11:03 am PDT by
Apple today at its WWDC keynote introduced personalized Animoji known as Memoji, a feature coming in iOS 12. Memojis are highly customizable, with multiple options for skin colors, hairstyles, head shapes, eyes, eyebrows, facial hair, eyewear, and headwear. Once a Memoji has been created, it can be used just like an Animoji, with the iPhone X's facial recognition sensors mimicking...

Apple Shares Animoji Karaoke Ad on its Main YouTube Channel Ahead of WWDC

Monday June 4, 2018 12:03 am PDT by
Apple has shared an ad on its main YouTube channel this morning to promote the iPhone X's Animoji feature ahead of Monday's WWDC keynote, which starts at 10.00 a.m. Pacific Time. Titled "Animoji: Taxi Driver", the one-minute short features three Animoji faces singing along to the track "Citizen Kane" by Korean band HYUKOH. Bear Face Animoji takes the lead role in the lip synced song,...

Apple Shares New Animoji Karaoke Ad Featuring Korean Band HYUKOH

Monday May 21, 2018 11:27 am PDT by
Apple yesterday shared a new Animoji karaoke ad on its Korean YouTube channel to highlight the newly released "Citizen Kane" single from Korean indie group HYUKOH. As with previous Animoji karaoke songs Apple has shared, the new spot features Apple's Animoji characters lip syncing to the new song. HYUKOH's "Citizen Kane" single comes ahead of the planned release of the group's newest...

Samsung's AR Emoji on Galaxy S9 vs. Apple's Animoji on iPhone X

Tuesday March 13, 2018 12:21 pm PDT by
With its new Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung debuted AR Emoji, a feature that mimics Animoji, the animated emoji characters that Apple introduced alongside the iPhone X. In our latest YouTube video, we compared Samsung's new AR Emoji on the Galaxy S9 to Apple's Animoji on the iPhone X to check out the similarities and differences between the two features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube ...

Samsung's Galaxy S9 Expected to Copy iPhone X's Animoji Feature

Tuesday February 13, 2018 5:35 am PST by
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will reportedly copy one of the iPhone X's most popular new features: Animoji. Korean website ETNews claims the flagship smartphones will have a new 3D emoji function that is "more advanced" than Animoji. Like on the iPhone X, users will be able to choose from various 3D characters, including animals, that mimic facial movements as tracked by...

iOS 12 Said to Feature Animoji in FaceTime, Deeper Siri Integration, and Do Not Disturb Improvements

Monday February 12, 2018 5:41 am PST by
Apple's alleged plans to double down on the quality of its iPhone, iPad, and Mac software platforms, rather than rush to introduce new features, have been revealed in more detail by Mark Gurman at Bloomberg News. The report claims that Apple's software engineers will have more discretion to delay features that aren't as polished, with the company essentially shifting to more of a two-year...

iOS 11.3 Coming This Spring With New Animoji, Vertical ARKit, Health Records, Battery Info, and More

Wednesday January 24, 2018 5:11 am PST by
Apple today previewed iOS 11.3, its next major iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software update. The first beta has been seeded to developers today, with a public beta coming soon, ahead of an official release this spring. iOS 11.3 introduces new Animoji on the iPhone X, including a lion, bear, dragon, and skull. There will now be 16 characters to choose from in total, including existing ones like ...

2017's Biggest Apple Leaks: iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, HomePod, Apple TV 4K, and More

Wednesday December 27, 2017 12:00 am PST by
With the year quickly drawing to a close, now is an opportune time to reflect on the biggest Apple rumors and leaks of 2017. Many new products released by Apple this year were widely rumored in the months leading up to their introductions, including the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K, HomePod, and new iPads. We even had an advanced look at software...

Animoji Karaoke Takes Over Social Media Following iPhone X Launch

Saturday November 4, 2017 3:41 pm PDT by
An animated cat, fox, pig, and rooster singing Bohemian Rhapsody is the epitome of a new social media phenomenon dubbed Animoji Karaoke. Over the past week, both reviewers and customers lucky enough to have the iPhone X in their hands have shared fun, humorous videos of Animoji in action, ranging from goofy voiceovers to full-out music videos. Animoji, for those unaware, are custom...

Apple Sued Over 'Animoji' Trademark

Thursday October 19, 2017 9:35 pm PDT by
Apple is facing a lawsuit for infringing on an existing Animoji trademark, reports The Recorder. Animoji is the name Apple chose for the 3D animated emoji-style characters that will be available on the iPhone X. The lawsuit [PDF] was filed on Thursday by law firm Susman Godfrey LLP on behalf of Enrique Bonansea, a U.S. citizen living in Japan who owns a company called Emonster k.k. Bonansea...