Apple has updated the hash flag used for WWDC 2021. When the tag was released last week, it showed the ‘thumbs up’ tapback reaction. But now it has been changed to tapback with the exclamation mark symbol …
Apple has relied heavily on Messages’ iconography for its WWDC artwork this year. Blue iMessage bubbles often appear in the WWDC commercial, as well as a recall of the animated message effect ‘Sent with lasers’.
While one should never read too closely into Apple’s promotional images, the repeated use of iMessages assets matches the rumor mill’s expectations.
So far, Apple has changed the hash flag from the thumb up to the exclamation point. It is likely that this will change to the heart reaction, as Apple has already shown heartbeat in other WWDC promotional material.
On Friday, Joanna Stern told the Wall Street Journal that major updates came to Safari, Health, Maps and iMessage as part of iOS 15. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also said that Apple is launching new messaging features as they try to bring in iMessage. closer competition with other chat and social networking services like WhatsApp.
Of course, you can watch the 9to5Mac for full coverage of all announcements when the WWDC main key starts tomorrow at 10 Pacific Time.
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