Become a MacRumors Supporter for $50/year with no ads, ability to filter front page stories, and private forums.

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
64,092
31,744


The iOS 16.4 beta that was released today introduces new Unicode 15 emoji characters, adding new emoji options for the first time in more than a year.

ios-16-4-emoji-characters.jpg

New emoji characters include shaking face, pink heart, light blue heart, donkey, moose, goose, wing, jellyfish, hyacinth, pea pod, ginger, flute, maracas, black bird, and more.

These new emoji options were first proposed in July 2022 and then were released in the new Unicode standard in September 2022. It often takes Apple several months to implement new emoji characters because the company's designers need to create the icons based on the information provided by the Unicode Consortium.

The emoji characters are available in the iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 betas, which can be downloaded by developers. Apple will likely make a public beta available in the near future, but it will likely be several weeks before the software updates see an official release.

Article Link: iOS 16.4 Beta Adds New Emoji Like Donkey, Jellyfish, Pink Heart, Hyacinth, Ginger, Goose, Shaking Face and More
 
Last edited:

klasma

macrumors 603
Jun 8, 2017
6,232
17,474
Thank god, next time around I can finally react with a shaking head face emoji.
 
  • Haha
Reactions: gusmula

Alfred.Woodden

macrumors regular
Dec 19, 2007
137
145
Norway
Apple uses emojis to get more people to install updates faster. 16.4 must be a very important release then, and probably contains crucial security pacthes and critical bug fixes.
 
  • Like
Reactions: gusmula

stinkhorn9

macrumors 6502
Mar 29, 2020
281
192


The iOS 16.4 beta that was released today introduces new Unicode 15 emoji characters, adding new emoji options for the first time in more than a year.

iOS-16.4-All-31-New-Emoji-Feature.jpg

New emoji characters include shaking face, pink heart, light blue heart, donkey, moose, goose, wing, jellyfish, hyacinth, pea pod, ginger, flute, maracas, black bird, and more.

These new emoji options were first proposed in July 2022 and then were released in the new Unicode standard in September 2022. It often takes Apple several months to implement new emoji characters because the company's designers need to create the icons based on the information provided by the Unicode Consortium.

The emoji characters are available in the iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 betas, which can be downloaded by developers. Apple will likely make a public beta available in the near future, but it will likely be several weeks before the software updates see an official release.

Article Link: iOS 16.4 Beta Adds New Emoji Like Donkey, Jellyfish, Pink Heart, Hyacinth, Ginger, Goose, Shaking Face and More
Then I must upgrade to it at once!
 

acader

macrumors regular
Jun 19, 2018
141
166
West
So SW development has come to a point where point releases are about adding new icons!!!

Does 16.4 have real new / enhanced code in it?
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.