Apple’s new emoji for iPhone include a guide dog, sloth, waffle, hearing aid, prosthetic arm, wheelchairs and more
July 17 2019 was World Emoji Day (yes, that’s a thing now) and to celebrate, Apple have revealed 59 new characters that will arriving on your iPhone later this year, probably when the new iOS 13 software update rolls out.
In a blog post, Apple said: “To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple is previewing a selection of new emoji coming this fall, revealing the newest designs that bring even more diversity to the keyboard, alongside fun and exciting additions to popular categories of food, animals, activities and smiley faces.”
New disability emoji are including following Apple’s request to the Unicode Consortium (the team that agree which emojis will be available). A new guide dog, ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic will all be included.
The Holding Hands emoji will get one of the biggest updates as it will now allow users to choose any combination of skin tone and gender, creating more than 75 differing possible combinations.
Banjo, Paraglider, Kit and Yo-Yo bring some additional sports and activities to the emoji range, sitting alongside existing hobbies such as football, snowboarding and dancing.
A number of new items of clothing are being added, along with the well-received Yawning Face.
Some new animals are joining the emoji zoo with Sloth, Flamingo, Skunk and Orangutan.
For the food lovers, a number of new items will be added including Waffles, Garlic and Butter.
The 59 new emoji designs will be available on iPhone but will also arrive on iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.
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