More than 70 new emoji are coming to Apple iOS users

More than 70 new emoji are coming to Apple iOS users

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Apple is to roll out more than 70 new emoji as part of its next software update, including new red-head, grey and curly hair emoji.

The new collection was made available to developers and those on the firm’s public beta programme on Wednesday, with a general rollout expected in the coming weeks for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac computers.

A llama, bagel, skateboard and cupcake also feature in the update.

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The update is in accordance with the Unicode Consortium’s latest emoji standard which was confirmed earlier this year. The group is responsible for establishing the basic standard and design of emoji which will be made available across different devices and operating systems.

Firms such as Apple can then edit them to fit their own design desires – this is why emoji look slightly different on Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft devices.

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The latest set of emoji also includes other new animals including a racoon and a swan, as well as new hot and cold faces.

Apple said it is already working with the Unicode Consortium on plans to add more disability-themed emoji to keyboards, adding that it hopes to have some included in time for the next collection, due to be released in 2019

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