New emoji characters are coming to iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and watchOS 4 later this year. Apple previews a few of them in an official news release.
Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day and Highlights New Characters Coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS Later this Year
Apple made it abundantly clear through iTunes that it's going ahead with its World Emoji Day celebrations. But it's taking things a notch further by revealing that a bunch of new emoji characters are coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. If you are keeping tabs on Apple's software, then it's likely that these characters will be a part of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and watchOS 4.
Here's what Apple had to say on this occasion.
With thousands of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, there are many ways to add personality to every message. New emoji include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person and Breastfeeding, and food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. More animals and mythical creatures like T-Rex, Zebra, Zombie and Elf are a fun way to describe situations and new Star-Struck and Exploding Head smiley faces make any message more fun.
Also in celebration of World Emoji Day, the App Store will be highlighting apps to create or do fun things with emoji, and iTunes Movies is featuring emoji in place of select movie titles.
It's unclear at this point whether these emoji will become a part of Apple's upcoming iOS 11, macOS High Sierra or watchOS 4 beta builds. There's also a possibility that these emoji characters might be introduced with a new point update to the aforementioned software when released to the public ahead of the next iPhone release. Whatever the case might be, we're truly excited to learn that Apple is adopting new emoji as they are being developed.
We will keep readers in the loop regarding more news in this department.