Apple has unveiled over 70 new emoji designs which are expected to be on all iPhone, iPad, Mac and iWatch devices by this fall.
The wait is finally over to get a sneak peek at the latest emojis which include a number of new animals and foods, along with some notable new hairstyles.
According to USA Today, Apple’s new hairstyles are so far creating the most buzz and feature some never before seen colors such as red and grey. There will also be a curly haired emoji as well as an emoji to represent bald people, ensuring fewer people are going to feel left out.
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Foodies will also be impressed by the latest releases and will be able to make use of the new lettuce, mango, cupcake, and moon cake emojis to express themselves and their love of food. Some of the latest animals added to the virtual mix include a peacock, parrot, kangaroo, and lobster.
Access to the new emojis is expected to coincide with the release of the iOS 12 update, expected later this year. Apple’s announcement is not random, but instead came just in time for the fifth ever World Emoji Day, a global celebration of emojis invented by Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia, an online catalog of emojis.
Apple’s latest designs are based on accepted characters in Unicode 11.0. Unicode is created by the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organization that has the ultimate say on the creation of new emojis and when they can be released.
World Emoji Day falls on July 17 each year and according to its founder, Jeremy Burge it is used to: "promote the use of emojis and spread the 😋 enjoyment that they bring to all of those 👬👫👭 around us.”
The emoji expert explained how he believes that the new hair emojis will be among the most well received by the public, owing to the fact that they will make more people feel included and accepted.
"As soon as you include people in any emoji set you’re going to have, rightly so, more people that wanting emojis that look like them," Burge said. "Those are always going to be the more popular, the inclusive ones."