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After first giving iTunes an emoji-themed makeover, Apple is continuing its celebration of World Emoji Day with a preview of all-new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later in 2017.

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The new emoji previewed today by Apple include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Sandwich, Coconut, T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie, Elf, Star-Struck, Exploding Head, and more. All of the emoji shared today were previously included in the new Unicode 10 standard released in June.
The new emoji make it easier for users to express themselves with greater diversity, additional animals and creatures, new smiley faces and more.
Apple didn't specify a launch date for the new line of emoji characters coming to iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches this year, but it's expected that they will arrive sometime around the public launch of iOS 11 this fall, or soon thereafter. World Emoji Day celebrations are also extending to the iOS App Store, where Apple said that it has highlighted apps that showcase fun things to do with the smartphone characters.

Article Link: Apple Highlights New Batch of Emoji Coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS Later This Year
 

adamjackson

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Just remember folks, there's a team of designers at apple that after years of study, practice, college and building up a portfolio of amazing work, are now spending 12 hours a day sitting in front of an iMac drawing emoji full-time until they just can't take it anymore.
 

mollyc

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I think a lot of women with babies will use the breastfeeding one. It's a short phase in life as a mom, but when you are in that phase, it gets talked about a lot with other moms.

That said, I do think "world emoji day" is a bit much.
 

Analog Kid

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Just remember folks, there's a team of designers at apple that after years of study, practice, college and building up a portfolio of amazing work, are now spending 12 hours a day sitting in front of an iMac drawing emoji full-time until they just can't take it anymore.
It's that or spending 12 hour days determining the ideal gradient to apply to buttons, or how much drop shadow to add... There's a lot of not-galmorous jobs putting a GUI together-- I have to imagine emoji are a pretty plum position given how many people are actually aware of your work.
 

TechZeke

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A breastfeeding emoji? Why? I mean, I don't get the zebra one either so I guess it doesn't make any difference. Maybe the breastfeeding one would be used more than I think...

Not sure why you are surprised. Politically correct Apple was going to add a Breastfeeding emoji eventually. Honestly I can't wait for the male Breastfeeding emoji. :p
 

spazzcat

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Not sure why you are surprised. Politically correct Apple was going to add a Breastfeeding emoji eventually. Honestly I can't wait for the male Breastfeeding emoji. :p

See my other comment, Apple doesn't come up with the emojis, every phone will get these emojis in the future.
 
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