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

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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.
    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.

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    We didn't need a zebra emoji, people could have just used the horse. This is likely the result of campaigns from zebra rights activists and I'm offended that they've included it.

    (just getting that out of the way as I'm - unfortunately - expecting other comments along those lines)
     
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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.
     
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    Glad they were able to pull off an emoji-themed iTunes makeover...

    How about utilizing those resources into pulling off an entire iTunes makeover that doesn't suck?
     
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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...
     
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    I've always found that emoji are a great way to get people to actually update their phones.
     
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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.
     
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    Because graphic designers aren't programmers.
     
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    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.
     
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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
     
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    Im not gonna get political but come on what the hell has it come to now days just stick with yellow emojis all this race colour is stupid how does yellow emoji offend anyone lol they are becoming a joke to many to search thru
     
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    Man! This thread is going to blow up by Emoji bashing Moderators :D
     
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    Please give us an Emoji search function first before adding more of these creepy things....
     
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    You know Apple doesn't come up with new Emojis? The unicode group comes up with and approves official Emojis http://www.unicode.org.
     
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    Why do these things need to be highlighted. Just why?
     
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    My Grandfather says the Yellow Emoji is offensive to the Asians, did Apple consult with them?
     
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    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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