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.
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.