Apple has launched the Apple TV, the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and its latest tenth-anniversary flagship – the iPhone X – at the mega event in Cupertino. Alongside all these announcements, they’ve also revamped how people communicate with one another using emojis – now Animojis.
Apple has revamped the list of emojis available for iOS 11 with Animojis that use the upgraded Face ID (face-scanning) hardware that enables users to create customized emojis according to their facial expressions.
Animoji will be made available inside the Messenger app on iOS 11, which will be immediately able to pick up a user’s facial recognition via the front cam in real time.
These Animojis can also be edited before they’re sent out as a message. They are basically a new way of sending looped videos and audio.
Custom animated messages made via Animojis on the Apple iPhone X can reflect your facial expressions, as well as use your voice, in the messages.
The Animojis include the normal round of smileys, poop face, animals including the monkey, dog, cat, and many more. And yes, all these emojis — including the poop face — can be customized with the scan of your face.
At the conference, the company had indicated at implementing Augmented Reality into iOS 11, which would leverage the built-in camera and motion sensors on the new-gen iPhone and iPad to offer the AR experience to users.
Back then, the company has also released an ARKit for developers that will help them use the latest computer vision tech to create immersive AR content, which can be used in gaming, shopping, industrial design and more.
With iOS 11, we’re delivering the biggest AR platform in the world.
“With iOS 11, we’re delivering the biggest AR platform in the world, and it’s available today for developers to begin building AR experiences using ARKit for hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users,” said Craig Federighi, Senior VP of Software Engineering, Apple at WWDC.