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Does apple have patent or copyright on making a new emoji keyboard or new emoji. Why isn't no new emojis? Does apple own that or no one just hasn't did
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    Does apple have patent or copyright on making a new emoji keyboard or new emoji. Why isn't no new emojis? Does apple own that or no one just hasn't did any new ones yet?

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    On stock iOS, Apple is the sole gatekeeper of emojis. They're the only ones who can add more, and they tend to add a few with each major revision of iOS.

    With jailbroken devices, a Cydia package theoretically could add more emojis, but they'd be of somewhat limited use--anyone who doesn't have those same emojis installed on their device (which would be a lot of people) couldn't see or insert them.

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