Apple has released iOS 12.1 beta 2 today, adding 70 new emoji characters, including people with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food, alongside a fix for the recently discovered iPhone and iPad charging bug that prevented devices from charging automatically when the power cable is plugged in, and the screen of the device is turned off.
Joining the new emoji and fix for what had been dubbed ‘ChargeGate’, iOS 12.1 beta 2 brings a verity of performance improvements, patching issues that arrived alongside the release of iOS 12 last month.
Apple hasn’t officially announced when iOS 12.1, and its new set of emoji characters will officially roll-out, however developer and public beta previews of iOS 12.1 are available as of today.
The new emoji are available in today’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 12.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS.
Within the press release shared by Apple, the company notes during 2019 a fresh set of emoji characters will arrive as part of Unicode 12.0 which will include disability-themed emoji to the keyboard of iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.