Apple is seizing a small branding opportunity to the greater. The AirPods Max, that is.
Currently, the headphone emoji on iOS is a pair of black on-ear headphones. But that is changing. In iOS 14.5, Apple has redesigned the headphone emoji to look like AirPods Max.
Major iOS updates often contain emoji updates, and iOS 14.5 is no exception. It won’t be ready for the known until “spring,” according to Apple. But Apple provided Mashable with a preview audience for the new emoji on Tuesday. They’ll appear in this week’s developer updates and public beta versions of iOS 14.5, and that includes the AirPods Max-ified earbuds.
Spiral-eyed face, flaming heart, and the new and improved headphone emoji coming to iOS 14.5
Face with helical headlights, heart on fire and the new and improved headphone emoji coming to iOS 14.5
The company launched the AirPods Max, its first Apple-branded on-ear headphones, in December 2020. If they perfectly got positive reviews (even from Mashable), the charging case and its incredible price of $ 549 made the AirPods Max a real treat. instant. of derision.
Maybe your emoji presentation will help your image? From the mesh strap for the individual to the slim but comfortable earmuffs, the relationship with the real AirPods Max is amazing.
Given that emoji look different from platform to platform, the headphone emoji will not be AirPods Max on non-Apple products like Android phones or Facebook Messenger. But where it could, Apple took advantage of the ability to customize the headphone emoji to promote its own brand. Shocking, we know.
Some other new and redesigned emoji joining AirPods Max in iOS 14.5 are more than fun, additionally security-oriented, inclusive, and relevant to our times of pandemic. The new emoji for “cannula” will be far less scary and gory than its present translation, and climbers will start wearing helmets. Plus there will be a bearded woman, a “heart in repair” and more iterations of couples, including same-sex and opposite-sex couples who have different curl and skin colors.
More inclusive options for couples coming to emoji in iOS 14.5!