New Apple Emojis Include Gender Neutral People And American Sign Language
Get ready for some new Apple emojis! The company unveiled some of the new emojis that will be part of iOS 11, and there are lots of new faces, foods, and creatures. The new Apple emojis will be available starting October 9th for people who signed up for the public beta of iOS 11.1. Apple users can expect to see them on their iPhones and iPads near the end of October or beginning of November.
The new Apple emojis include gender neutral people, a mermaid, the ASL sign for “I Love You”, and lots of food.
The “I Love You” sign joins a bevy of other hand gestures and signs we’ve all come to know and love. Middle finger, anyone?
The gender neutral people are a big step forward for emojis. Users will be able to choose from gender neutral kids, adults, and seniors, in a variety of skin tones.
Finally, a dinosaur! And the cricket will come in handy for when you post something in group chat and no one responds.
“Hey mom, what’s for dinner?” <responds with 40 broccoli emoji and a happy face>
You knew that once we got a unicorn, a mermaid wasn’t far behind.
These new Apple emojis will join a new set that was announced in July. That set includes a breastfeeding woman, a zombie, a T-Rex, and a woman in a headscarf. We’re hoping the new emojis land before Halloween, so we can use zombies and vampires and it won’t be weird. The pumpkin and ghost emoji were getting a lot of play, it’s time for new (dead) faces!
Be on the lookout for these and more, including some new faces. We’re finally getting an expletive face, and an exploding head face. So useful on the internet these days, right?
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(Image: iStock / Blackzheep; Apple)