Apple reveals new sets of Emojis with the iOS 11.1 update

Angelica Greene
October 8, 2017

Apple revealed roughly 30 of the 56 new emoji we'll be seeing in iOS 11.1.

All of these emoji will be part of the iOS 11.1 developer preview as well.

On Friday the company announced a trove of highly-anticipated emoji will be coming to iPhones and iPads, including more beloved food items, animals, smiley faces, and mythical creatures.

There's the woman wearing a headscarf, a breastfeeding emoji and the gesture for "I Love You" in American sign language.

Those who don't identify as male or female, or would simply rather not specify gender, might be able to identify with a new emoji headed to iPhone. "They're the latest crop of Apple's hyper-realistic emojis, which were introduced in iOS 10 past year".

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Others coming to your iPhone include a mermaid, genie, vampire, zombie, "mind-blown" emoji, and TWO dinosaur emojis, because one just wasn't enough.

Facebook released new family emojis earlier this year with a range of skin tones and family makeups. The new emojis will be added in upcoming iOS 11.1 update. The heart emoji is also adding a new color.

Google also redesigned emojis for Android users, and unveiled the new icons in September. This goes for the iOS 11.1 beta as well.

The heart rainbow kind of gets completed with the addition of an orange heart. Many old emoji characters have been redesigned as well.

Rayouf Alhumedhi, a Saudi teenager, persuaded the group that develops emoji to create one that looked like her and "millions of women from different races" around the world. Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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