Apple has today confirmed hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with the public release of iOS 11.1.
Back in June, The Apple Post shared 69 of the new emoji which were submitted to Apple by Emojipedia ahead of a meeting to introduce Unicode 10.0.
The new emoji will be available for developers and public beta testers next week, with the characters rolling out publicly in the future.
In an official press release published today, Apple said…
iOS 11.1 will include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.