Apple showcases new emoji coming to iPhone later this year

Apple previews new designs for World Emoji Day

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On both iPhones and Android phones, the Holding Hands emoji has been greatly expanded to include more than 70 combinations and sex, gender, and race, so you'll be able to properly represent your relationship no matter who your significant other may be.

Apple is also looking to add more diversity to its options.

To celebrate World Emoji Day today, Apple previewed designs for a handful of diversity-focused icons from the upcoming emoji set that will officially launch this fall.

On a lighter note, Apple also unveiled a series of emoji we didn't realize we needed in our lives. The ideal opportunity for Google to present the 65 new ones that will come with Android 10 Q. The emojis are from the 2019 batch of Unicode consortium.

Apple noted that the new additions to the emoji keyboard are created to be a starting point, not a comprehensive list of all potential disabilities.

World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17.

In total, the company says 59 new emoji and 75 gender variations will debut as a part of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina this fall.

Google states that, as of Android Q, any Emoji that doesn't have a gender specified in its Unicode documentation will default to a "gender ambiguous design".

New animals and food are also being released, including a sloth, flamingo, waffles and a plate of falafel and houmous, and there will also be a yawning emoji. All the emojis are based on Unicode 12.0.

The new emoji, which include characters in different types of wheelchair, as well as designs showing a partially-sighted person with a cane and a deaf person are among the new designs that will be made publicly available in the autumn.

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