Should we take a look at the new Apple iOS emojis?

More emojis to choose from.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

All you iPhone and iPad users, get ready for some new emojis.

The dozens of new emojis were revealed through a beta release for a new software update on iPhone and iPad (iOS 10.2), 9to5mac.com said. Right now, it's only available for developers and testers.

But that means they should roll out to all users in the near future.

Emojipedia has all the details, and a whole lot of visuals for you to look at. In general, the new designs are more detailed, and have a slight 3-D effect compared to the old ones (and iOS got a few of the new style in an update earlier this year). Example:

All of these emojis actually exist as part of this summer's Unicode 9.0 update – which is essentially the official emoji dictionary that's set by Unicode Consortium (emoji development is very serious business, apparently). But Apple hadn't adopted all of the new ones yet.

As TechCrnuch explains, this iOS 10.2 update adds the missing emojis from Unicode 9.0, meaning Apple will be fully up to date.

For example, Apple didn't have this awesome owl:

Or face palm:

Or this gorilla:

There's no exact release date yet, but Emojipedia says history indicates they could come this month.

Compare emojis

Emojis are able to be adopted on to all phones and systems because they follow Unicode – it's a system that assigns numbered codes to different emojis. So very basically, if an Android phone sends the taco emoji to an Apple phone, the Apple phone reads the taco emoji as code and knows to display its own taco emoji.

It keeps everything unified, rather than everyone having to write their own code and translate it from device to device.

And if you want to see what emoji other users see, check out Emojipedia's collection. For example, here's the tears of joy face across four different systems:

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 4.48.00 PM

Hennepin Co. medical examiner: Police interaction tipped Floyd 'over the edge'

Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed Floyd's autopsy, testified Friday in the trial of former MPD officer Derek Chauvin.

Siren

Attention, CNN: There will be extra tornado sirens in Minnesota next week

The national broadcaster was caught by surprise by the test this past Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 11.41.46 AM

Minneapolis Parks and Rec buys land to create park in North Loop

The Parks and Recreation Board is paying just over $2M for the land.

traffic stop

Speed-related crashes, deaths are a mounting problem in Minnesota

Fatal speed-related crashes are ahead of last year's pace.

Parkway Minneapolis lake path

Sections of Minneapolis parkways to close to vehicles till end of May

They will be designated for pedestrian and biker use only.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, April 9

Hospitalizations have more than doubled in the past month.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's 9th community vaccine site opening in Lino Lakes

All Minnesotans age 16 and older can try to get an appointment.

1024px-DC_Capitol_Storming_IMG_7965

Another Minnesotan arrested in connection with Capitol insurrection

The 26-year-old from Lindstrom is facing federal charges.

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 6.57.05 AM

Minneapolis woman missing from Eden Prairie is found safe

Eden Prairie PD had issued an appeal to find Suzanne Merkl.

Related

Here are the 69 new emojis for 2017 (and yes, there's a dinosaur)

Fairies, a vomiting face, winter gear, a hedgehog ... there are a bunch of new emojis coming.

Here are the 69 new emojis for 2017 (and yes, there's a dinosaur)

Fairies, a vomiting face, winter gear, a hedgehog ... there are a bunch of new emojis coming.

Are emojis representing men and women fairly?

Are females too often the default? And should we even care?

Remember Pokémon GO? It's still a thing, and has new Pokémon now

Pokémon GO is getting some new Pokémon from the Gold and Silver iterations.

Twitter looks different ... Why does Twitter look different?

Twitter says its new design feels lighter and faster. Here are some of the changes.

How to turn on the rainbow flag Facebook reaction

It isn't automatic – you have to do something to turn it on.

Instagram's new way to straight-up block offensive comments

This is actually different from the current 'inappropriate' comments filter. Here's what's new.