The New Apple Emojis Are Finally Here And We Already Have Our Favourites
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If you can rarely be bothered to communicate with people using actual words, the arrival of a brand new set of emojis is always major news.
Emojipedia originally teased a new set of emoticons back in July and have now released the final set of emojis that will be making their way to everyone’s iPhones, iPads, and iWatches as soon as they perform a general update.
The whole thing began last December when Apple decided that their keyboard should be improved upon to reflect a more diverse community; including ginger, curly and grey haired people alongside a variety of skin tones.
The team have since shared the results of the update, including bagels, brooms, skateboards, melons, kangaroos, llamas (our favourite), racoons, swans, mosquitoes, lobsters, cupcakes, mangos and bagels – which all became available to use this Tuesday.
In a press release, Apple stated: “Emoji are used by people all over the world to communicate. iOS 12.1 brings even more characters to the keyboard that better represent global users, including new emoji for moon cake, red gift envelope and nazar amulet."
Earlier this year, the company pledged a line that would include more “accessibility emojis” aimed at representing people with a series of different disabilities.
With that in mind, thirteen additional emojis – including a guide dog, a hearing aid, and people using wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs – are also set to be released at some point in 2019.