To help celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple is showing off some. The July 17 ‘vacation’ was picked because that is the date employed in the majority of iterations of this calendar emoji character.
Some of those new emoji are long overdue, such as the “Woman using Headscarf” and “Breastfeeding” emoji. Some are more lively but just as useful, as the head emoji. Or is it representative of your mind being blown? In any event, it’s guaranteed to be useful.
In celebration of World Emoji Day (that is seemingly a thing), Apple has also done a playful makeover of iTunes Movies, as well as highlighting emoji-related programs.
With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality. New emoji include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person and Breastfeeding, and food items like Sandwich and Coconut. More animals and mythical animals like T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie, and Elf are an enjoyable way to describe scenarios and fresh Star-Struck and Exploding Head smiley faces make any material enjoyable.
Apple also notes the expansion of skin tones, saying that ‘the emoji make it more easy for consumers to express themselves.’
The iTunes Movies section replaces some movie graphics with emoji indicating their titles. In total, 69 emoji have been added to the official list of supported emoji, meaning Android users may also gain access to this brand new emoji after Google adds them into Android.
If some of this sounds familiar, that’s because Unicode 10 was published by the Unicode Consortium on June 20th. However, Unicode just decides exactly what the emoji and text characters are. It’s then up to manufacturers to create and release layouts for your emoji (like Google’s blobs) in their, which normally takes a month or two following the standard is declared. That depends on the company the Android O beta, for example, already has the emoji available to use.
Apple hasn’t said when the new emoji would probably be released, but it seems probable that they’ll be packaged into the iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra updates scheduled for this fall.