Ahead of the impending arrival of Unicode 11 on June 5, Emojipedia today published an article about all of the emoji characters that will be launching on Apple devices later this year. While these characters were known, the site also looked forward a bit and briefly detailed what users can expect from Unicode 12 coming in March 2019.

On the short list for impending release in 2019 are the Flamingo and White Heart, which are the two "most requested" emojis by Emojipedia readers this year. Otherwise, the following emoji candidates have been drafted for potential launch next year: Diving Mask, Axe, Waffle, Diya Lamp, and Hindu Temple. All of these candidates have also received mockups, seen below, except Waffle.

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2019 Emoji concepts via Emojipedia

At this time, these emojis are still only candidates for inclusion in Unicode 12, "and no decisions have been made about the final emoji list for 2019." Emojipedia has been expanding the Unicode 12 candidates list over the past few weeks, now including characters like Yawning Face, Ballet Shoes, Sloth, Butter, Stethoscope, Ringed Planet, and more.

For Unicode 11 in 2018, users can expect social media companies to adopt the new emojis sometime over the summer, while Apple and other smartphone makers will likely add all of the new characters into OS updates in the fall. As a reminder, some of the new emojis include Parrot, Llama, Lobster, Softball, Kangaroo, Partying Face, and more. Check out a glimpse below:

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Emojis coming in 2018

If going by traditional releases, Apple should add in these new characters to iOS, macOS, and watchOS devices around September 2018. The company might also provide further details about the incoming 2018 emojis in a press release later this summer, as it did on World Emoji Day last year, in addition to giving the iTunes Movies store an emoji-themed makeover.

Top Rated Comments

headlessmike Avatar
80 months ago
But why haven’t they fixed everything else first!!!!!!
Apple seems too preoccupied with emojis
This has nothing to do with Apple, it's Unicode that have proposed new emoji!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimothyGator Avatar
80 months ago
Oops, better nerf that axe before somebody (or their feelings) gets hurt!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
trusso Avatar
80 months ago
Funny how we've gone from this:


To this:


And now back to this:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RightMACatU Avatar
80 months ago
Amazing times to be alive :p
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MEJHarrison Avatar
80 months ago
Can we please put disclaimers in these articles stating that Apple is adopting the Unicode standard in order to prevent the chicken littles from crying about "Apple wasting their time with emojis" when its not even Apple creating them, they're just simply adopting them (which is actually very important).
I might be misunderstanding your request, but after reading the article, I thought it was extremely clear that it's the Unicode Consortium that is proposing these. I'm not sure how anyone could have read that article (or the one last year, or the one the year before, etc.) and still come away with the idea that Apple is behind all this. The problem isn't the lack of a proper disclaimer in the article. The problem is people only read the headline and then jump right into the conversation and are almost completely ignorant about the topic being discussed. It's a pandemic on these forums.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
80 months ago
Apple seems too preoccupied with emojis
That’s sarcasm, right?

Your site did have a great article on the intern who was responsible for so many of the early emoji, and the one (1) Apple employee—a graphic designer, of course—who were responsible for the emoji used daily by more than half a billion iOS users.

https://www.macrumors.com/2018/01/11/2008-emoji-design-retrospective/

Too bad Jobs isn’t around to review them anymore.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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