New Set Of Emojis Available On Next Month's Apple iOS Update
If you're the sort of person who likes to communicate their every single feeling through the medium of emojis, you'll be pleased to learn that a number of new characters are heading to the iPhone next month as part of the latest iOS software update.
That means that you'll be able to pester your nearest and dearest with a tiny image of a beaver, a gender-inclusive Santa Claus, and a whole host of other emojis as soon as you download the iOS 14.2 update.
As well as those ones, there will also be a set of baby bottle feeding signs, a disguised face, a sink plunger - in case you need to tell your landlord that you've a blocked drain - and a 'happy crying' emoji.
No, not the same as the crying laughing one, this one is apparently completely different.
Overall, Apple will be introducing 100 new additions to the already bulging emoji family, and they'll be available to users who update their phone regularly at some point during October.
So, there's also a transgender symbol, a ninja, some bubble tea, a boomerang, a piñata, a temple, a dodo - seriously, where is the need for that? - and an anatomically correct (well, sort of) heart.
Hell, you can just take a look at the pictures and see if there are any that you fancy, there's too many to just reel off in one fell swoop.
As well as the new gender-inclusive emoji variants, there will also be new skin tones added for several of the existing emojis. That's a good thing, at least.
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Unlike other companies, who tend to use more cartoon-like illustrations, Apple has broadly stuck with the tried and tested style that everyone can recognise at this point.
Well, the people who care about emojis can, anyway.
The new set of colourful characters will be available not only on the iPhone and iPad, but also on watchOS, for the emoji-lover on the go.
They've also been sighted in the latest developer releaser of macOS Big Sur, meaning that Apple laptop users will have this significant 'advantage' as well.
The Unicode Consortium announced last week that Emoji version 13.1, which will include a whole host more emojis, will be available in the not-so-distant future.
However, it's unlikely that the 'burning heart' and 'face with spiral eyes' - to name but a few - will appear on next month's iOS update.
Instead, they'll hold them back until late 2021.
You'll just have to hold back the rabid excitement until then, I guess.
Featured Image Credit: Apple/Emojipedia