Apple Highlights New Batch of Emoji Coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS Later This Year

After first giving iTunes an emoji-themed makeover, Apple is continuing its celebration of World Emoji Day with a preview of all-new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later in 2017.

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The new emoji previewed today by Apple include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Sandwich, Coconut, T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie, Elf, Star-Struck, Exploding Head, and more. All of the emoji shared today were previously included in the new Unicode 10 standard released in June.

The new emoji make it easier for users to express themselves with greater diversity, additional animals and creatures, new smiley faces and more.

Apple didn't specify a launch date for the new line of emoji characters coming to iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches this year, but it's expected that they will arrive sometime around the public launch of iOS 11 this fall, or soon thereafter. World Emoji Day celebrations are also extending to the iOS App Store, where Apple said that it has highlighted apps that showcase fun things to do with the smartphone characters.

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Top Rated Comments

adamjackson Avatar
90 months ago
Just remember folks, there's a team of designers at apple that after years of study, practice, college and building up a portfolio of amazing work, are now spending 12 hours a day sitting in front of an iMac drawing emoji full-time until they just can't take it anymore.
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JesterJJZ Avatar
90 months ago
That's great...can I have my gun back?
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
90 months ago
Yes, about covers it.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldSchoolMacGuy Avatar
90 months ago
We can always use more puke emojis.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dilster3k Avatar
90 months ago
Glad they were able to pull off an emoji-themed iTunes makeover...

How about utilizing those resources into pulling off an entire iTunes makeover that doesn't suck?
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thisisnotmyname Avatar
90 months ago
We didn't need a zebra emoji, people could have just used the horse. This is likely the result of campaigns from zebra rights activists and I'm offended that they've included it.

(just getting that out of the way as I'm - unfortunately - expecting other comments along those lines)
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)