Next Emoji Coming to iOS Could Include Face With Eye Bags, Shovel, Fingerprint, Splatter and More

Apple adds new emoji to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices regularly based on updates made to the emoji catalog by the Unicode Consortium, and there are seven new emoji that we could see sometime in late 2024 or early 2025.

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The next emoji characters being considered include face with bags under eyes, fingerprint, leafless tree, root vegetable, harp, shovel, and splatter.

The Unicode Consortium today opened the beta review period for Unicode 16, which includes the new emoji characters. The beta period lasts until July 2, and after that, Unicode 16 will see a release and the new characters will be officially approved.

It often takes smartphone makers like Apple several months to create artwork for new emoji characters that are approved, so it is likely we won't see these new emoji until after iOS 18 launches. Apple will likely add the new characters sometime around March 2025, around when iOS 18.4 comes out.

Apple last introduced new emoji with the iOS 17.4 update that was released in March 2024. Characters added in iOS 17.4 include lime, an edible brown mushroom, a phoenix, a broken chain, shaking head vertically (as in a "yes" nod), and shaking head horizontally (a "no" head shake).

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snak-atak Avatar
5 weeks ago
FINALLY! I now have all the emojis I need to say that "I am exhausted after burying the bodies under the dead tree next to the turnip field. I'll get away with it if no one harps on me or finds my fingerprints or splatters."
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sniffies Avatar
5 weeks ago
It takes longer to develop and release new emojis than it does new M chips.
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5 weeks ago
I need the eyebags one.
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5 weeks ago
Can the splatter's color be customized for the situation?
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5 weeks ago
I take emojis anytime over genAI…
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5 weeks ago
Tim: These emojis don’t pay for themselves - boost the Ram and storage prices!
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