Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in modern China and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.
Canadian app developers have created iOS apps to make the Chinese New Year fun and more enjoyable,
Fun, free tips to wish a Happy New Year from your iPhone, iPad or Mac:
- Emojis: ??Red envelope and red lantern are new emojis in iOS 12 to help you add an extra spark to holiday greetings ?
- Animoji: Send loved ones your well-wishes for Year of the Pig with the pig Animoji
- Siri: You can ask Siri “How do you say Happy Chinese New Year?” in Chinese
- iMessage Special Effects: Trigger a full-screen celebration when you send the following idioms to friends and family:
恭喜发财 (congratulations on making a fortune/getting rich)
新春快乐 (happy spring/happy new year)
春节快乐 (happy spring festival)
恭喜發財 (congratulations on making a fortune/getting rich)
春節快樂 (happy spring festival/happy new year)
If you want more control of your iMessage effects, type your message ➡️ long press the blue arrow ➡️ choose the effect you want to add to your message or the entire screen.
Light up the room with Apple Music Playlists
Send best wishes this Chinese New Year through these themed Apple Music playlists:
Celebrate with Canadian-made Chinese New Year apps ?
Why not ring in the Lunar New Year with Canadian-made iOS apps featuring limited-edition Chinese New Year games for all ages:
Budge World’s new Chinese New Year-themed game Firework Festival lets kids celebrate by helping the Budgers scare away the monster Nian using fireworks that you create by matching shapes and colors. Subscribing also unlocks access to award-winning games including My Little Pony, Thomas & Friends, and The Smurfs.
Leap On! By NoodleCake is one touch arcade game for all ages where players leap. Smash and bounce avoiding shapes and chaos while making their way to the top! A leaping piggy is added to mark the Year of the Pig. Free on the App Store.
it’s Full of Sparks
Its Full of Sparks by NoodleCake is a beautiful game based on the life of a firecracker, where players embark on a journey to find The Old One, a mythical firecracker whose fuse has never been lit. For Chinese New Year, players will be greeted by Big Pig. Free on the App Store
Exciting Gifts for Chinese New Year ?
iPhone XR Red
iPhone XR RED symbolizes the good fortune and joy of a new year. iPhone XR will shine year round with its all-new Liquid Retina display, even faster Face ID, the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone and breakthrough camera system. Starting at $1,029CAD in-stores and apple.com
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 4 paired with the stunning gold Milanese Loop adds some extra Lunar New Year shine. Apple Watch Series 4 is re-engineered to help users stay connected, be more active and manage health in powerful new ways with longer battery life and a stunning new display. Starting at $519CAD, available in-store and apple.com. Milanese Loop starts at $199CAD in-stores and apple.com.
Apple Watch Sports Loop
Give back with a new RED Apple Watch Sports Loop band. Soft, breathable, and lightweight, the Sports Loop features a hook-and-loop fastener for quick and easy adjustment. Starting at $69 CAD in-stores and apple.com.
The MacBook Air you know and love has been completely redesigned and it’s now better than ever, available in three colors — gold, silver and space grey. With a brilliant Retina display, Touch ID, more portable design and all-day battery life, it’s the notebook to take everywhere you go for everything you do. Starting at $1,499 CAD at Apple Store and apple.com