The subject ‘Emoji‘is controversial, because it arouses contrary opinions in conversation circles. There are those who hate them and do not understand the importance attached to them; others love it and use it for everything, as a quick way to express feelings in text messages. Apple even gives them a lot of prominence, even because it was she who introduced the concept in the western world.
But there is still a third category there: that of boring who like the graphic precision of the symbols and are uncomfortable when there are imperfections. I confess, I fall into this category, and I have even commented here on how the hamburger emoji should be.
THE iOS 12 brought several emojis with misrepresentations, which bothered members of this third category. After all, Apple has always cherished precision in the details, you can’t step on the ball right there. And the recently released 13.1 fixed several of them.
In July, Apple showed off some new emojis that will be included in iOS this year. It usually includes them in version x.1 of the system, but as this year 13.1 was brought forward in an emergency, it is possible that we will see the news only in 13.2.
Still, she took advantage of the 13.1 launch to fix some gaffes she had made last year.
There were 8 significant changes in the new system. Are they:
1 Lula and the siphon
Last year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, in California, had already manifested itself about the fact that Apple had wrongly placed the squid siphon on the mollusk’s forehead, when anatomically it is left behind.
／ ￣￣￣＼ ￣￣￣￣￣￣￣ | ー __ | Not even squidding | ◉ ◉ | the siphon should ▱ / ∠ be behind the head＼ | rn it just looks like ／ ＼ a weirdo nose: ? / | ￣￣￣￣￣￣￣??????????? pic.twitter.com/4RdkSIKurM
– Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) December 5, 2018
In iOS 13.1, this has been fixed.
One of the outstanding characteristics of an octopus is its suction cups, and they were nonexistent in the representation of Apple. In iOS 13.1 this has been fixed.
3 One-legged mosquito
If you’ve ever looked carefully at the mosquito emoji before, you may have noticed that on one side it had 3 legs and the other only 2. A silly mistake, but unforgivable for the perfectionist Apple.
4 Blue puzzle
Apple decided to change the color of the puzzle piece because, historically, the color blue is the symbol of the autism awareness campaign. As her intention was not to make this reference (even because in other systems this emoji has a different color), the new color turned green.
Apple has also corrected the position of the abacus to that which is generally used.
Apple changed the hearts that make up other emoji, applying the same one as the red heart emoji itself.
Yes, many will find this type of change completely useless, but the discussion goes much deeper than it may seem. Graphic details will certainly not change anyone’s life, but it is very good to know that there is an attention to small things in a world that is increasingly superficial and less concerned with details.