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Apple to introduce hundreds of new emojis on iOS 11.1

More ways coming to iOS to express yourself.

  • Published: October 6, 2017 2:22 PM IST
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With the next update to iOS 11, a whole new range of emojis will be unlocked. Apple announced that with the upcoming iOS 11.1, you will get access to hundreds of new emojis, which will include gender-neutral characters, more options to signify food, and a dedicated ‘I love you’ emoji.

The new emoji set will debut in the coming week’s developer and public beta previews of the iOS 11.1. Apple will soon make it available in upcoming software for iOS, macOS, and watchOS. Apple says the new emojis have been adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. The new emoji will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day such as Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position, along with new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Below is the sneak peek at the upcoming emojis. ALSO READ: Android O gets new emojis that don’t look like ugly blobs

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The dedicated ‘love you’ gesture has also been redesigned after the “I love you” hand sign in American sign language. In addition to that, new animal characters, mythical creatures, and more expressions have been added to the lot. ALSO READ: WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger to get new emojis

With the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple announced a new feature called Animoji. As a product of the ARKit, the new animated emoji can mimic your facial expressions using the same sensors that power Face ID for a more engaging experience while chatting via iMessage.

  • Published Date: October 6, 2017 2:22 PM IST