Apple celebrates World Emoji Day

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Apple has previewed 70 new emojis on Monday. The unveiling marked an early start to Tuesday’s World Emoji Day, a four-year-old holiday that celebrates the popular, wee cartoons.

The new emojis arrive later this year in an iOS update, which notably include various hairstyles. There are new curly hair, red hair, gray hair and no-hair options for popular emojis.

“As always, some of the most vocal requests for new emojis are about representation, and this update delivers some of the most common requests. In particular, the redheads and curly haired options are likely to be popular,” said Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia and creator of World Emoji Day.

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.

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.