It’s about that time again, folks! Apple has announced that they are getting ready to launch a whole new set of Emoji icons, and the list of additions is GOOD. When gender and skin tone variations are taken into account, we can expect a total of 239 new Emoji.
The new icons will be available for developers and public beta previews of iOS 11.1 and will be available to all iPhone, iPad and Mac users in upcoming software updates. What better way to get hyped about the update than seeing the Emoji for yourself?
Here’s a preview of what icons you can expect to see with your iOS 11.1 update:
In their latest news release, Apple states, “The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.
The release date for the Emoji icons is TBD, but we can’t wait to see the rest!