Apple shows off new emojis, here's what Twitterati have to say

Posted July 19, 2017

Sure, you may have seen the much-hyped bearded man emoji prototype, the woman in a headscarf, unicorn, zombie, sandwich, and dumpling. Jeremy Burge, the head of emoji resource Emojipedia and creator of World Emoji Day, said he expects the smileys, which also include a vomiting face and a wacky face, to be the most popular. There will be new emojis on MacOS, iOS, and watchOS.

We've compiled all of the new emoji images released by Apple, which include some (but clearly not all) skin tone and gender variations. Whatever the case might be, we're truly excited to learn that Apple is adopting new emoji as they are being developed.

Apple is taking yet another leap toward making its emoji slate more inclusive with its latest release, which will feature "woman with headscarf" and "breastfeeding" icon options. "With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message", the company stated. "The last one (text message) I sent, I decided, 'Wouldn't it be cute to sign off with my own personal emoji in this film, Poop?' So I did".

"On World Emoji Day, we're taking the time to bid farewell to our old Android emoji, known fondly by fans as "blobs".

Though the announcement is celebratory, you'll have to wait a few more months before that T-Rex can head into your iMessage. There's also going to be a Zombie and Elf emoji as well.

Sharing a word of warning with fans, he laughed, "Anyway, you've got to be very clear of the potency of your emoji!".

Now the new emojis that Apple has added were accepted by the Unicode Consortium (they approve emojis) in November 2016.