Apple brings good news for all emoji lovers. The company’s CEO has just announced that, by the end of the year, all the platforms supporting iOS, macOS, or watchOS will receive new emojis featuring foods or even fantasy themes. The announcement came as a celebration for World Emoji Day which, apparently, has been acknowledged worldwide.
All kinds of new emojis on iOS
Apart from this weird but fun celebration, Apple also included these new emojis as a way to deal with the new Unicode 10.0 standard. The update brought a series of 8,158 characters, 56 of which are new smiley faces.
If you like the cute little faces and objects to accompany your texts, you are probably curious about what they will display. Just to offer you a small preview, we can disclose several of the characters you are about to see. Those which will join the line of smiley faces are Crazy Face, Exploding Head, or Face with Monocles.
A Sandwich emoji will also be included, and we can say this one was absolutely necessary. What is slightly more unusual is the whole amount of emojis with fantasy themes, for all geeks out there. Among these characters, you will see Zombies, Mages, Merpeople, Fairies, Elves, Vampires, or Genies.
These come with the latest Unicode changes
If you are aware of the Unicode changes, then you should already be familiar with some of these concepts. However, Unicode only establishes the emojis and the new characters. Then, each manufacturer has to settle for a design. This is why it might take a while until emojis actually get on the device.
This waiting time is highly dependent on the manufacturer. The beta version of Android O, for instance, already has the new emojis available. Apple didn’t reveal when they will come on iOS, but they will most probably be released at the same time with the fall update for iOS 11.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 17, 2017
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