5 Genius Easter Eggs Hidden on Your iPhone
Easter Sunday’s coming up, and you know that means: Easter egg hunts. Sure, the physical kind certainly are fun (have you checked out our DIYable creative Easter egg designs?), as are Easter egg inspired hair + makeup, but this year, you should go hunting for the digital kind too. In fact, Apple has hidden some pretty nifty ones right on your iPhone. With the new iPhone SE making its debut TODAY (check out our Apple March Event Live Blog here), scouting some of these iPhone Easter eggs is going to be super fun. So let’s get the games started.
1. Book emoji text. If you’ve ever looked at the blurry text on the book emoji and just thought it was scribbles, think again. The text is actually from Apple’s Think Different campaign from back in the day, though the emoji cuts off halfway through. The full text reads: “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
2. Siri tells a damn good story. If you ask Apple’s sassiest virtual assistant, Siri, to tell you a story, you might just get Siri’s origin story on how she “got her job” at Apple. The eternal queen of shade, Siri also works in a gripe about people asking her stupid questions and so she sought answers from her mentor ELIZA, who asks Siri, “Does that question interest you?” After that, Siri made peace with all the stupid questions she fields. FYI, ELIZA is the name of an early primitive natural language processing computer software ;) Now you know.
3. Apple maps marks the Apple campus. Yep, that little logo for Apple maps isn’t some totally random design. That 280 freeway is the one that runs right along the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California where the tech giant is headquartered. Basically, that blue arrow is taking you straight to Tim Cook’s offices ;)
4. Spot Steve Jobs’ glasses. When you’re in Safari and you want to add a website to your reading list, you’ll see the little icon is a pair of glasses. Now, these aren’t any old pair of glasses: These spectacles were modeled after Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs’ own iconic round pair. Aww.
5. Voice Memo icon is the world “Apple.” Now we gotta give a shoutout to Cult of Mac for finding this treat. Apple’s pre-loaded Voice Memo app is actually someone saying the word “Apple.” We gave it a whirl ourselves and sure enough, this is an Easter egg hidden in plain sight!
Do you have any iPhone Easter eggs that you’ve found and want to share? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)