Apple’s newly launched second OS X 10.10.3 and iOS 8.3 beta updates offer a glimpse of what its ” multicultural emojis” would look like. The updates feature a redesigned emoji keyboard and emoji skin tone modifiers. Also Read - Apple delays MacBook Pro, AirPods 3rd gen shipments to October 29, but why?
Any human icon can be given a new skin tone if the user taps and holds the character. The available skin tones are based on five tones in the Fitzpatrick scale, a dermatology standard adopted by the Unicode Consortium, reported The Verge. Its family emoji category now also includes same-sex couples and couples without children. There are also more than 300 new additions to the emoji group. The old watch emoji has now been changed into an Apple watch. Also Read - Apple may not launch iPhone SE 3 next year, instead bring iPhone SE Plus with 5G support
It’s been almost a year since Apple first announced its plans to diversify emojis. However, for now, they will only be available to testers. The report said that the new emojis are expected to be rolled out to users this spring. Also Read - iOS 15.1 update now available: How to download on your iPhone, new features and upgrades