Apple Continues to Tweak Emojis in Latest iOS 8.3 Beta

After introducing all new emoji with skin tone modifiers in iOS 8.3 beta 2, Apple continues to make minor tweaks to the emoji library in subsequent beta releases. iOS 8.3 beta 4 released through Apple's public beta testing program on Tuesday now separates default emoji from modified ones when holding them down on the keyboard, and emojis with yellow skin tone now have a matching blond or gold hair color.

Emoji iOS 8.3 Beta 4

The emoji keyboard also shows the "Recently Added" view as default again, making it easier to select from the emojis that you use most often for messaging. iOS 8.3 beta 4 also gains iMessage filtering that separates messages sent from unknown senders, removes the beta label from iCloud Photo Library and includes a number of bug fixes outlined within the MacRumors discussion forums.

We've been tracking all of the iOS 8.3 changes in our iOS 8 Features Roundup.

Tags: iOS 8.3, emoji


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20 months ago
Dumbest thing ever. Come on its a stupid emoji. Tired of this "racist" crap
Rating: 31 Votes
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20 months ago
Still no Redhead emoji? Still racist.

Sign the petition on change.org:

https://www.change.org/p/apple-redheads-should-have-emoji-too
Rating: 17 Votes
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20 months ago
Which should they put first to make it not racist??
Rating: 14 Votes
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20 months ago

Still no Redhead emoji? Still racist.

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https://www.change.org/p/apple-redheads-should-have-emoji-too


I'm a red head. I didn't know I was a race.

Woo hoo!
Rating: 14 Votes
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20 months ago

Still no Redhead emoji? Still racist.

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Still no green or blue eyes????

RACISTS!!!!!!!
Rating: 11 Votes
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20 months ago
The real travesty is the lack of a bacon emoji.
Rating: 9 Votes
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20 months ago
Do they have mixed race couples, same sex couple etc?

If people want to change the colour fair enough, I personally don't mind the Yellow character as its not about representing me, it's about conveying emotion through text which is difficult and often misread, I don't see how the colour of the emoticon changes that.

I didn't see it as racist that everyone was Yellow either, it's more racist to highlight differences, we're all different in many ways, why do we highlight skin colour, seems strange. How will we ever get past it if we keep highlighting differences.




All I want are emoticon that can convey emotion as that's often the biggest problems when texting for me. I'm often looking for an emoticon to convey some meaning and it's not there... Like, where is the DOH emoji?
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20 months ago

Dumbest thing ever. Come on its a stupid emoji. Tired of this "racist" crap


Exactly. They should all just be brown/black.
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20 months ago
Of course they need the correct number of choices;

Northern European, Southern European, Slavic, Arabic, Persian, Berber, Sub Saharan African, Southern African, Western Amerindian, Eastern Amerindian, Caribbean Indian, Southern India Indian, Northern India Indian, Southeast Asian, South Pacific Asian, Korean, Japanese, Mongol, Far North Indigenous, Northern Chinese, Southern Chinese, Australian Indigenous, Central American Indigenous, Amazonian Indigenous, East Coast South American Indigenous, West Coast South American Indigenous, Central Pacific Islanders, and Neanderthal. I know I left a bunch of breeds out.

Multiply that by;

Young or old x mail or female or both x gay or straight x liberal or conservative x fair or ugly x tall or short x skinny or fat x Mac or PC x whatever other politically correct, bullsh**t that suites the fancy.

Or Apple could spend its time making Yosemite work, developing an enthusiasts' Mac and even fixing the poor effed up mini.
Rating: 8 Votes
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20 months ago
I bet there would be no complaints if the emojis were brown from the beginning.
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