Apple Previews New Emoji Coming in 2020 Like Ninja, Piñata, Bubble Tea, Dodo, Polar Bear, Black Cat, Tamale and More

Tomorrow marks World Emoji Day, and in celebration of the event, Apple has shared a preview of upcoming 2020 emojis that will be added to iPhones, iPads, and Macs with Emojipedia.

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Emojis coming in 2020 are part of the Emoji 13 update, which includes the following emoji options:

  • Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face
  • People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil, Man with Veil, Woman Feeding Baby, Person Feeding Baby, Man Feeding Baby, Mx. Claus, People Hugging
  • Body Parts - Pinched fingers, Anatomical Heart, Lungs
  • Animals - Black Cat, Bison, Mammoth, Beaver, Polar Bear, Dodo, Seal, Beetle, Cockroach, Fly, Worm
  • Food - Blueberries, Olive, Bell Pepper, Flatbread, Fondue, Bubble Tea, Tamale
  • Household - Potted Plant, Teapot, Piñata, Magic Wand, Nesting Dolls, Sewing Needle, Mirror, Window, Plunger, Mouse Trap, Bucket, Toothbrush
  • Miscellaneous - Feather, Rock, Wood, Hut, Pickup Truck, Roller Skate, Knot, Coin, Boomerang, Screwdriver, Carpentry Saw, Hook, Ladder, Elevator, Headstone, Placard, Transgender Symbol, Transgender Flag
  • Clothing - Thong Sandal, Military Helmet
  • Musical Instruments - Accordion, Long Drum

The update also features 55 gender and skin-tone variants, along with new gender-inclusive emojis that can be used as an alternative to gendered versions, such as person with veil and person with tuxedo rather than the current woman/man options.

Apple shared design previews of several of the new emoji with Emojipedia, which can be seen in the image above and in more detail on the Emojipedia website.

Apple will adopt the new Unicode 13 emoji characters at some point in 2020, likely in a fall update to iOS 14. Apple last year introduced Unicode 12 emojis in the iOS 13.2 update that was released in October.

After the Emoji 13 update, there will, unfortunately, be a delay with Emoji 14 that will prevent new emojis from being introduced in 2021. Emoji 14 will be released six months late, which means it likely won't be able to be added to smartphones until 2022.

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Top Rated Comments

PickUrPoison Avatar
7 months ago


This is what the whole world has been waiting for. Thank you Apple ?

Apple doesn’t choose which new emoji are to be included, they merely implement the Unicode standard.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Infinite Vortex Avatar
7 months ago
Where's the coronavirus looking emoji?? Surely something that permanently changed the world deserves its own emoji.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Porco Avatar
7 months ago
I’m going to guess:
iOS 14.3: boomerang emoji
iOS 14.3.1: boomerang emoji not available
iOS 14.3.2: boomerang emoji returns
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
7 months ago
I just came for the snide emoji comments.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
7 months ago


Serious question: does anyone know if there’s a male symbol or a female symbol? Idk if they don’t exist or what the case is, but if they’re making a transgender one I’d assume the others are there somewhere, it’d be crazy to make an emoji for .1% of people before ones for the other 99%. I’ve looked for them though on several occasions where I wanted to use one of them, but I swear they aren’t there.

You mean these? ♀ ♂ Been in Unicode since v1.1 in 1993.

https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2640/index.htm

https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2642/index.htm
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
7 months ago
"People Hugging" seems very insensitive.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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