Apple unveils new emoji characters for World Emoji Day

More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update. The new emoji designs, created based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0, include even more hair options to better represent people with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, and new smiley faces that bring more expression to Messages with a cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts.

Joining the growing list of animals represented on the emoji keyboard are beautifully designed characters for the kangaroo, peacock, parrot and lobster, with the addition of new food emoji for mango, lettuce, cupcake, moon cake and other popular items.

A free update to iOS 12 brings more expression to every message with new characters for sports, symbols and more.

A free update to iOS 12 brings more expression to every message with new characters for sports, symbols and more.
A free update to iOS 12 brings more expression to every message with new characters for sports, symbols and more.

 
Many additional characters across sports, symbols and more, will launch later this year, including a new superhero emoji, a softball, nazar amulet and infinity symbol.
Thousands of emoji are currently available on iOS, watchOS and macOS, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more.

Source: Apple Inc.

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19 Comments

  1. this is definitely very important news, lets hope the Apple stocks and share values reflect this 😡

    There must be better Apple news than this :fire:

    1. I knew that this article would result in the usual parade of “this is why Apple is failing” posts, leading with the much delayed Mac Pro gripe, of course.

      Apple can do more than one thing. These emojis are not the source of Apple’s shortcomings in other areas.

      1. “I knew that this article would result in the usual parade of “this is why Apple is failing”

        I knew this article would bring out the defensive thin skinned Apple fanboy, Melvin …

  2. I never use the bloody things – they’re usually so tiny that different designs are totally wasted on me cos I can’t tell ’em apart. But obviously lots of people love ’em. Oh well, it takes all sorts, doesn’t it?

  3. good grief… There’s at least one development team in Apple that’s firing on all cylinders. Adolescents rejoice!

    Apple, please fix the software that is supposed to underpin your Mac as a media hub for your home (media hub concept originally introduced by Steve Jobs), i.e., iTunes and the iOS apps (TV and Music) that complete the circuit. I know you want us to abandon all our prior investments in media to only buy, rent and subscribe to cloud-based digital content, but many of us took a path years ago based on Apple’s enabling technologies of the time. Many of us have also bought lots of digital content from Apple, as well as previously purchased digital content, such as CDs.

    It looks like Maps is getting some attention. That’s good. I have little faith left that Apple will address the issue that matters most to me (which I have reported to them multiple times every year since the introduction of Maps – with no change): the city for my location is WRONG. Visitors not knowing the area, who have used the app to try to navigate to our home have been sent in the WRONG DIRECTION. The integration of the Apple apps, spreads this wrong city address through other apps (Contacts, etc..). The village it shows is 10 miles away. The correct name actually shows on the map itself, but click on any location, such as my home, and it lists a village 10 miles away. Search for my actual address, and it can’t find it – it doesn’t show my street address associated with the city/village in their database. I don’t like Google, but they fixed this issue about the time that Apple introduced Maps. I don’t like using Google products, but their map app outshines Apple’s in accuracy (the single most important feature for a map and navigation app). Yes, it will be nice, if I am visiting a large city to have access to transit maps. Yes, we are in a rural area. But WHY does Apple have the Maps “report problem” functionality in the Maps app if they NEVER fix the reported problem – even over MANY years.

    Sorry, I love Apple – but their sloppiness and disregard in this matter is very un-Apple-like. They have given me stellar customer service for their hardware products – beyond anything I have seen from any other company. Their lack of attention to fixing the accuracy of Maps (at least for those not living in metropolitan centers), and the so-glitchy-you-can’t-reliably-use family library home sharing of video is frustrating.

  4. FFS, this is the legacy of Pipeline. Emojis and obsolete Apple hardware. Pipeline devotes resources for new emojis and lets the Mac Pro rot. Pipeline gives no resources to the Mac Mini and so it rots. Pipeline would rather resource projects like emojis rather than the Mac Book Air, and so it rots. Pipeline has no concern for quality, and so we have new emojis and an iOS 11 that has all kinds of operational issues.

    Time and time again we have seen that Pipeline has priorities far removed from Apple customers. Pipeline has been allowed to skate past this because Steve Jobs left him a product line that can print money at will. Those days will not last forever and then Pipeline will be exposed for the total fraud that he is.

    Steve Jobs worst mistake ever, promoting Pipeline to CEO.

    1. There was no one better at the time to carry out Jobs’ orders than Tim who turned out to be a trouble shooter and fixer for Jobs. Now we can see that his vision lacks and Ive has too much creative vision untempered by practicality that Jobs provided.

      Had Jobs promoted divisive coding genius Forstall instead of Tim Cook, I imagine that the most significant senior executives at the time who had to more or less work with Forstall – Ive, Federighi, Bob Mansfield, Eddie Que, Jeff Williams, and Phil Schiller – would have quit, so I think that Jobs made the correct decision.

      But I can’t help wondering how much better Apple could have innovated on the general level and also satisfy pros. Forstall’s stewardship would have produced.

      1. “Now we can see that his vision lacks and Ive has too much creative vision untempered by practicality that Jobs provided.”

        In a succinct nutshell, that is EXACTLY a correct description of Apple present day. Agree Forstall has the vision thing over current fat and happy executives …

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