Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Apple

 

Apple plans to update its emojis

Good news. Apple confirmed to MTV that it is working to diversify its emoji character set.

Mar 28 2014, 6:40pm CDT | by

1 Updates
Apple plans to update its emojis
Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Apple plans to update its emojis

Emojis, ideograms previously used in Japanese electronics messages, are becoming more popular nowadays as more people turn to their mobile devices to communicate. In the case of Apple's iPhone and iPad, emoji addicts are finally realizing that these smileys are rather limited.

Apple already has a considerable amount of emojis. There's a bunch of smileys to choose from, as well as people icons  and animals. There are also flowers, hearts, planets, and fruits. But for some, that is not enough.

Miley Cyrus, for example, tweeted in 2012 that Apple needed to update its emojis. Actor and singer Tahj Mowry also expressed his disappointed on Twitter, saying "it makes me mad that there are no black emojis." Thankfully, MTV's Joey Parker decided to ask Apple if the company was planning to update its emoticons.

Parker emailed Tim Cook and, within the day, got a response. Yes, the Apple CEO read Joey's email and forwarded it to Katie Cotton, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications.

Cotton writes, “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.”

Simply put, Apple knows that there is a need for diversity in its emoticons. Apple feels you. Unfortunately, Cotton did not say when the update is coming. 

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Mike Tomlin: 'Witching Hour' for Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Approaching
Mike Tomlin: 'Witching Hour' for Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Approaching
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will sit out six injured players during the preseason game against their in-state rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, on Aug. 21. Tomlin told The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the "witching hour" -- the impending roster cuts -- for injured Steelers is fast approaching.
 
 
Detroit Tigers Beat Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 in 11 Innings
Detroit Tigers Beat Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 in 11 Innings
The Detroit Tigers, who are neck-and-neck with the Seattle Mariners for the final Wild Card spot in the American League with the Seattle Mariners, benefited from instant replay in their 8-6 win in 11 innings over the Tampa Bay Rays on Aug. 19.
 
 
Yoenis Cespedes Hoping Oakland A's Win World Series
Yoenis Cespedes Hoping Oakland A's Win World Series
Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is hoping the Oakland Athletics, the very same team that traded him, will end up winning the World Series.
 
 
Minnesota Vikings Reach Settlement With Chris Kluwe
Minnesota Vikings Reach Settlement With Chris Kluwe
The Minnesota Vikings reached a settlement with former punter Chris Kluwe on Aug. 19. Kluwe threatened to file a lawsuit against the Vikings over wrongful dismissal for his support of same-sex marriage rights. On Tuesday, the Vikings agreed to donate an undisclosed amount of money to five gay charities over the next five years.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.