I saw the iPhone emoji and I want to get a high quality image of it to turn into the space grey color, but I can't find an image on the Internet. Does anyone know where the image file for the emoji is stored?
I am using OS X Yosemite.
Emojis are handled like any other fonts, the corresponding font file is stored in
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Color Emoji.ttf. So there are no images per se which you could reuse (even ignoring any potential copyright problems).
Three options on how to get emoji images (without programming a little tool to parse the font file directly):