Here Are 150+ New Emoji Coming to iPhones and iPads Later This Year

The Unicode Consortium today announced it has finalized a new set of 157 emoji that companies like Apple will be able to implement later this year. There are actually only 77 new emoji in total, as some have multiple skin tones.

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Jeremy Burge, who runs the popular emoji-themed website Emojipedia, has shared sample images of every new emoji in an Apple-like style to show how they might look on devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.


Emoji 11.0 will include several new hairstyles and types, including male and female faces with red hair, curly hair, gray hair at a younger age, and no hair or baldness, along with hot and cold faces, and woozy and pleading faces.

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Other notable inclusions are new male and female superhero and supervillain options, a face with a party hat, and emojis for well-known activities such as sewing, knitting, lacrosse, softball, frisbee, chess, and skateboarding.

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New animals and insects include a kangaroo, parrot, peacock, swan, badger, llama, lobster, hippopotamus, raccoon, and mosquito.

New food options include a bagel, lettuce, mango, and cupcake, among others, while new objects range from a fire extinguisher and test tube to a toilet paper roll and sponge. There's even a pirate flag and an infinity symbol.

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Emoji 11.0 will be part of the Unicode 11.0 standard, scheduled for release this June. The new emoji typically start showing up on mobile devices in August or September, so expect to see them on iPhones and iPads around iOS 12. The new emojis should extend to the Mac and Apple Watch at some point too.

Next up will be Emoji 12.0, part of the Unicode 12.0 standard, scheduled for release around March 2019. New guidelines in Emoji 12.0 will allow for emojis that currently face to the left or right only to face either direction.

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Top Rated Comments

KrisLord Avatar
84 months ago
I’d love to live in a world without emoji.
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
L-U-R-C-H Avatar
84 months ago
This is how you know Apple’s hit a wall.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
84 months ago
I never really cared much for emoji, but I always get a kick out of how much some people abhor them.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dan9700 Avatar
84 months ago
Sad world that there must be every skin tone just keep them yellow this world and its political crap
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbednarz Avatar
84 months ago
This is how you know Apple’s hit a wall.
Literally first line of the article.. "The Unicode Consortium today announced it has finalized a new set of 157 emoji ('http://blog.unicode.org/2018/02/unicode-emoji-110-characters-now-final.html') that companies like Apple will be able to implement later this year."

Apple has nothing to do with creating these. Your comment makes no sense.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RealKrS Avatar
84 months ago
Ok, time for an "Emoji Search" option, or maybe a "Save to Favorite"?.. Cause this is becoming a bit overwhelming when looking for one.. And "Frequently Used" doesn't cut it..
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)