Finally! Emoji Creators Have Grasped A Bit Of Diversity
We’ll actually be able to use emojis that bear some kind of resemblance to us now…
It’s happening guys! After endless frustratation at not looking like either a brunette or a blonde princess, iPhone users will soon find their emoji keyboards bumped out by a new crew of faces.
The gang have been designed to resemble what the world actually looks like, building on the (pithy) three non Western faces that appear now. Drawing on something called the Fitzpatrick scale, a number line that effectively denotes skins colour, there will now be five new skin tones.
Because choosing a watermelon over an aubergine is a daily struggle for the whole world, were putting our praying hands together for Apple for finally coming up with the goods.
As well as a host of new faces, they're also adding same sex couples to the family emojis. Apple have also sneakily decided to introduce a new icon for the Apple watch, as well as some new flags. Because what would diversity be without a bit of product placement.
The quest for a new spirit emoji begins here.