Apple reveals new emojis on the World Emoji Day celebration. There will be a total of 230 emojis, 75 of which have gender options and 59 are absolutely new emoji characters, which will be available this fall and with the release of Unicode 12.
The new released emojis will be available for the iPhone (iOS), iPad (iPadOS), Macs (macOS) and the Apple Watch (watchOS). iOS users will get new animal emojis such as the flamingo, skunk, otter, sloth and orangutan.
Apple confirms that users will be able to select any combination of skin tone. Along with the skin tone they can also gender and personalize the emoji into as many as 75 possible combinations.
Apart from humans, there are focus related activities too. There will be new emojis for a parachute, flying a kite, playing the banjo and a very cool yo-yo.
They will also be provided with the food emojis such as ice cube, beverage box, butter, falafel, waffle and onion, among others. In terms of poses, gestures and faces there are people holding hands, person standing, person kneeling, pinching hand and yawning face.
There are also new accessibility-related emojis, including the probing cane, motorized and manual wheelchairs, guide dog, person in wheelchair, person with cane, mechanical arm and leg, deaf person and ear with hearing aid.
In 2018, Apple’s new emojis came as part of iOS 12.1, and the year before these were included in iOS 11.1.