When Apple announced Animoji together with iPhone X in 2017, it was used as a way to show what the phone's TrueDepth camera system was capable of. What many like a gimmick quickly achieved cult status, while Animoji was used in advertisements and even sprained Animoji Karaoke that became so popular for spelling.
Apple has apparently plans to bring Animoji to the next level, with a new issued patent application confirming so much.
According to the patent application released earlier this week, Apple has worked in a way for Animoji to also incorporate sound. Currently, anyone using Animoji can change the face expression and have the avatar response the same, but the sound is just touched.
With this patent, Apple suggests that it will be possible to get an Animoji character to answer certain characters, resulting in some kind of sound being projected. This may mean that an Animoji can bark like a dog when the user makes a "woof" sound and so on.
Embodiments of the present disclosure may provide systems, methods, and computers that can be read to adjust audio and / or video information about a video based on at least partially facial and / or voice property characteristics extracted from hardware components. For example, in response to detecting a request to generate an avatar video clip of a virtual avatar, a video signal associated with a face in a viewing area of a camera and a beep can be captured. Voice and face features can be extracted from the audio signal and video signal, respectively.
It is of course important to remember that a patent does not always become a shipping product, so it is possible that this will never see the light of day. However, we would suggest that this is one of the more likely patents to give a look in a form of release, especially given Apple's continued improvement of Animoji with the arrival of iOS 12 during September. You can also follow us on Twitter Add us to your Google+ channel or as ours Facebook page to keep you updated on everything from Microsoft, Google, Apple, and the Internet.
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