Apple unveils new emoji in celebration of World Emoji Day

Apple previews some of 59 new emoji launching later this...

To celebrate World Emoji Day today, Apple previewed designs for a handful of diversity-focused icons from the upcoming emoji set that will officially launch this fall.

It's World Emoji Day and Apple has taken the opportunity to unveil some of the new emoji that it announced at WWDC last month.

Since Apple is such a progressive company, it is also using emojis as a platform to further its message of equality.

The emojis are being released as part of a package of 59 new emojis that will arrive in the fall. The ideal opportunity for Google to present the 65 new ones that will come with Android 10 Q. The emojis are from the 2019 batch of Unicode consortium.

"The survey also found that two-thirds of young people who are sending emojis had to explain them to friends and family", Ms Meyerhoff says.

In the latest update to the emojis, the holding hand emoji that is primarily used to represent couples in a relationship will now allow users to select different combinations of skin tone and gender.

In perhaps the most relatable finding, we use emojis to soften the blow of a hard message (31 per cent) and we also send them to come across as more friendly (49 per cent).

As for animals, a sloth, flamingo, skunk and orangutan are being added to the suite.

New emojis routinely pop up every year.

New food items are finally coming like butter, garlic, a falafel, and a waffle. As for the disability themed emojis, Apple will introduce a new guide dog emoji, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg.

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