Apple Won’t Allow ‘Inappropriate’ Emoji Combos
While Apple will allow custom engravings on your AirTags, it looks like it’s going to be censoring some of the more colourful choices people might have.
You’ll be able to add up to four characters or three emojis to your AirTag, but it appears that Apple doesn’t have a sense of humour about these things.
For instance, as The Verge’s Ian Carlos Campbell discovered, a horse emoji followed by a pile of poo gets refused with a message telling users to “Please resubmit your engraving message,” and suggesting initials, lucky numbers, and favourite emoji. Of course, if horses and poop happen to be your favourite emojis, you can still use them, just in the opposite arrangement.
It’s all pretty silly, as Campbell notes that you can also use a unicorn instead of a horse, producing fantasy horse excrement instead of the more traditional variety. Other animal emoji also work just fine.
To be fair, this isn’t a new limitation. Apple has long restricted engravings on other products like AirPods and iPads in a similar manner, although it seems they’re being even more strict with AirTags.