Apple reveals new emojis such as gender-neutral characters, more emotive smileys and more for iPhone and iPad in iOS 11.1
With the new software update, Apple will also introduce a slew of new emojis. These varied emojis include gender-neutral characters, animals, clothes and headgear, and fantastical creatures.
The new iOS 11.1 update will come with these emojis alongside other characters which were announced during the World Emoji Day such as Woman with Headscarf, Bearded person, breastfeeding, Zombie and food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Apple in a statement said, “In the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.”
Apple in a statement said, “In the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.”
The emojis will debut in next week's developers and public beta previews of iOS 11. And they are currently available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watch OS.
The emojis in the list seen above look highly detailed. Off late, Apple has been releasing emojis which break the conventional notions of gender and social stigmas such as breastfeeding.
Recently Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp had released a beta version of a new emoji set for Android OS that looked similar to Apple's design. In fact Emojipedia had also said in its blog post, "At a glance, these could be confused for Apple's own emojis. Side-by-side the differences are clear for some emojis, but others are very close to what Apple displays."