Apple Confirms New Emoji Are Coming to iPhone and iPad in iOS 11.1

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today announced that hundreds of new emoji characters will be added to the iPhone and iPad in the upcoming iOS 11.1 update.

    The company also showed off some of the new emoji that will be introduced, all of which are part of Unicode 10. Some of the new additions include crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more.

    New child, adult, and older adult emojis in a range of skin tones are included, as are characters for person in steamy room, bearded person, mage, fairy, vampire, merperson, elf, genie, person climbing, person in lotus position, and more, with all of those emoji available in multiple skin tones and genders. While there are 56 distinct new emoji characters, gender/skin tone modifiers and flags bring that total to over 200.


    Unicode 10 was first released in June of 2017, but it often takes several months for Apple to implement new emoji characters after a Unicode update as all of the new characters need to be drawn by Apple artists in the Apple emoji style. All of the Unicode 10 emoji are listed on emoji site Emojipedia.


    Apple previously previewed some of the new Unicode 10 emoji back in July.

    The first beta of iOS 11.1 was released to developers last week. It did not include the promised Unicode 10 emojis, but Apple says they'll be added in developer and public betas of iOS 11.1 next week.

    We've also seen evidence suggesting iOS 11.1 could include the Apple Pay Cash feature as employees are testing it internally, so the update is shaping up to be a significant addition to the iOS 11 operating system.

    There's no word yet on when iOS 11.1 will see a public release.

    Article Link: Apple Confirms New Emoji Are Coming to iPhone and iPad in iOS 11.1
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I'm hoping The vampire emoji is a hint it's coming before Halloween.
  3. berrymetal macrumors member


    Jul 25, 2017
  4. WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012
    Yay, broccoli emoji. I can't even begin to count the number of times I wanted to use that only to find it not there.
  5. Quu macrumors 68020


    Apr 2, 2007
  6. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2014
    Charleston, SC and Everett, WA
    I was going to keep my iPhone 6+, but with these new emojis, I think I'll just get the iPhone X...

  7. gmarm macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2010
    They add a damn hedgehog but there's still no toothbrush!!! Wtf!
  8. simonmet, Oct 6, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017

    simonmet macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2012
    Sydney, New South Wales
    I can’t find an emoticon to sum up the ridiculousness of all this. It would have to be a cross between tearing my hear out and looking criminally insane.

    Perhaps a straight jacket emoticon would work too.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I don't know what it is, but I just never have the desire to express my text through emoji's. I rarely use them, even though I do see how we are transitioning expressing ourselves differently to various forms of communication.
  10. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    Of course - one area they are actually innovating in. Some of their software updates
    Are primary focused on it. Nails their new demographic and sells phones
  11. B2k1977 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2009
  12. Abazigal macrumors 604


    Jul 18, 2011
    I find that I tend to just cycle amongst a small selection of about 10 emoji. Simply don’t have the patience to cycling through an endless array of emoji trying to find the right one to use.
  13. MysteriousStain macrumors member


    Apr 11, 2014
    At the foot of a mountain and beside a river
    I was always curious as to why there are two paperclip emojis
  14. darkweather macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2013
    there are lots of bugs and battery drain problems but apple cares about emoji...
    this must be a bad joke...
  15. Northgrove macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2010
  16. AZ63 macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2009
    And in a related story, Apple to release new emoji watch bands. ;)
  17. Northgrove macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2010
    Erasing all content and settings, then restoring the iCloud backup made my phone feel as new regarding battery life on iOS 11.

    Yesterday was my first real life, full day test. Back home after work and 69% left. Day before 18%. Enormous difference. But yeah, we shouldn't have to do this. Just strongly recommending a try with that as a workaround if you suffer from battery issues following the iOS 11 update.
  18. tw1ll macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    but where's the Steve Jobs emoji......go down a treat with many posters on these forums....
  19. Jsameds macrumors 68030

    Apr 22, 2008
    I love people's disdain for emojis, especially those commenting with Mickey Mouse's, video game characters and hedgehogs for avatars.

    Bonus points to those with an actual Apple emoji in their sigs.
  20. JamesSinger94 macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2016
    There is only one emoji I want and that is the Scottish flag, hopefully it is included in this update
  21. imom macrumors regular


    Feb 20, 2008
    In an emergency, people could always use WORDS to express themselves. This emoji madness is like something out of 'Idiocracy'
  22. YaBe macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2017
    Well thank you, I really needed more emoji to express myself /s
  23. madrag macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    I rarely comment on this type of topics, but here goes my rant:

    Seriously, why waste valuable space on the iPad/iPhone with these emoji (hundreds if I read correctly!) and not concentrate on more productive things?

    The way I see it is that these attract people (otherwise Apple wouldn't invest so much time/money on it), but reading the comments from past emoji updates, I can see I'm not alone, and I really am confused if even with so many comments we are a minority?

    Anyway, I'll stick to my "colon closed parenthesis", thank you.
  24. Jsameds macrumors 68030

    Apr 22, 2008
  25. SirRahikkala macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2016
    As a 40 years old tech enthusiast. I don't give damn about emojis. My daughter uses them sometimes but I guess that latest push from Apple with these and animojis (or whatever) means that iPhones are mostly for teens and young adults maybe. Talk about priorities.

    (oops, sorry about the language)

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