iOS 12.2 could bring four new animoji


Although Apple's addition of memoji kind of made animoji a bit pointless, that doesn't mean the company has abandoned animoji all together. In fact, the latest beta version of iOS 12.2 shows that the company is working on adding four new animoji to the roster: a giraffe, owl, shark, and warthog.

The addition of these four new animoji will bring the running total to 24 options and also shows that Apple is getting a bit more creative with the animations connected to the animoji. As with previous animoji, the faces of the toons map what you're doing, but the giraffe and shark offer something new. Rather than simply being disembodied heads, the giraffe features a long neck that will bend as you move your head side to side and the shark is a full shark -- tail and all -- so when you move your head around with that one the entire shark shifts perspective.

Other than that, the new toons are what you'd expect from animoji: fun, cartoony and full of personality. The giraffe even has a purple tongue, which is technically an accurate possibility although giraffe's usually have more black tongues to protect against sunburns (thanks, google!). Not all of the animations work perfectly in the iOS 12.2 beta 2, but we're expecting a few more betas to come before these new animoji go out to anyone with an iPhone that can handle them.


source: 9to5Mac

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10 Comments

5. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

More the better for the 12 and under. Hay they are cite

8. Vancetastic

Posts: 1798; Member since: May 17, 2017

My little boy likes them. Nothing wrong with a bit of fun now and again. We could all stand to do that more, I think.

12. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

stupid feature... great for kids i guess, but IRL, definitely nothing anyone would use in the real world

15. Wazupmrg

Posts: 199; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Sad that's their "highlight"

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