Apple Highlights Upcoming 2018 Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day

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    World Emoji Day kicks off on July 17, and in celebration of the event, Apple today shared details on new emoji that are coming to iOS devices "later this year" as part of the Unicode 11 emoji release.

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    Apple plans to introduce 70 new emoji characters later this year, with new options for red hair, gray hair, curly hair, and no hair, along with smiley faces that include cold face, party face, pleading face, and face with hearts.

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    Super heroes, an eye-shaped nazar amulet, and an infinity symbol will be added, along with new animals such as kangaroo, peacock, parrot, and lobster. New food items include mango, lettuce, cupcake, and moon cake.

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    A full list of the emoji included in Unicode 11 are listed on the Emojipedia site, and Emojipedia was also able to interview Alan Dye, Apple's VP of User Interface Design to get some insight into how Apple designs new emoji.

    According to Dye, when designing new emoji characters, Apple aims for a design that's "the most iconic" and "the most timeless representation" of the item in question. There's no specific formula, though, behind the look of each individual emoji.

    "Without a doubt, we want it to always feel like an Apple emoji and that's what we're going for, but we really make that decision on a case by case basis," Dye said.

    Apple often discusses adding more diverse options, such as emojis for black families, but it's a challenge to come up with an appropriate interface. "I think that you need a UI that can accommodate the variations," Dye told Emojipedia.

    All of the new emoji Apple shared today will be available across iOS, macOS, and watchOS, joining the hundreds of emoji options that are already available. Apple has not said when the new emoji will be released, but they could come out either alongside the release of iOS 12 this September or in an iOS 12 update later this year.

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    I hope they show up on my touchbar on my new MacBook Pro 2018. I am picking mine up tomorrow!
     
  3. ghostface147 macrumors 68020

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    I’m bald with a beard, where’s the emoji that represents us?
     
  4. Enclavean macrumors newbie

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    I'm all for emojis but anyone else losing track of them all? Takes me forever scrolling through the keyboard to find the one I want.
     
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    Can I get the Lobster emoji with a pleading face and curly hair, to go? Thanks.
     
  6. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    Steve famously said, we skate to where the puck will be. Now we know what the date in the calendar icon represented so many years ago.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Now we know why Apple removed the kexts necessary to drive 2010-2011 Macs. It was to make room for 70 new emoji. ;)
     
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    They do less than nothing for me. Pointless vacuous junk that will be out of date/fashion in a year or two.
     
  9. Oblivious.Robot macrumors 6502a

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    I wish for some Game of Thrones based emojis.
     
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    We always did know though…
    MacWorld 2002.
     
  11. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    Every bit and byte counts. ;)
     
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    This has been said annually for how long now? Emoji aren’t going away.
     
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    This is the new and upgraded Touch Bar version of it.
     
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    Thats where the MeMoji comes into play.
     
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    How are we searching for them on iOS (like on macOS)?

    If they have a keyboard to use a keyboard, they'll blew it!
     
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    Is anyone worried that Emojis will replace the English language on our digital devices. Emojis remind me of Idiocracy
     
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    Exactly no one is saying or doing that.
     
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    I really don’t know where this is leading. There can’t be an emoji
    For every possible combination of everything that doesn’t make people feel discriminated. It’s just technically not feasible unless you come up with a system that generates them. (Like an extension of the skin color modifiers). Basically, you would have to bring the customizable emojis from iOS 12 into the emoji/unicode standard )

    Or are we going to see a special Unicode for “family with two fathers where one is black and bald with a beard, and the other is Asian with long hair and no beard and three kids, two of them boys (one of them albino) and one of them gender fluid with red hair”?

    The more specific you make the emojis, the more people feel like their particular looks aren’t covered.

    If all faces in emojis are just yellow with no hair, it would be as generic as possible.
     
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    People emojis should have been created with modifiers for everything instead of fixed character codes.
     
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    A small OLED display will be surgically implanted in our foreheads to display emojis and let the world know our mood at any given moment.
     
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    We have enough the diversity emoji world is stupid they should of just stayed with yellow
     

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