Apple's new emoji update includes options for bald people and redheads

Jul 18, 2018, 04:09
Apple's new emoji update includes options for bald people and redheads

The coming of the colourful characters was announced back in February by the Unicode Consortium, the group that decides on new emojis.

Among the new batch, Apple plans to finally, finally add redheads to the roster of human emoji, along with bald heads, grey hair and curly hair - so it's quite an update for hair (or lack thereof).

New food emojis will arrive as well, like mangoes, lettuce, cupcakes and mooncakes.

The new emojis are meant to better represent the vast demographic of users, including all different hair types and skin tones, as well as more expressive faces.

Apple unveils 70 new emojis on World Emoji Day.Apple unveils 70 new emojis on World Emoji Day.

Here are the 70 new emoji coming to iOS

Whether you're celebrating with a smiley face, a confetti ball, or a shrug, today marks World Emoji Day. No longer just a trend for young people, emojis are now regularly used by more than three quarters (77 per cent) of people aged 56 to 64 years old, according to a Greenberg study carried out in 2017.

A handful of realistic animals join the menagerie of emojis, including a parrot, kangaroo, lobster and peacock.

Each company that uses emojis in their products puts their own spin on the tiny cartoons and picks which options from the master list to include.

Since it's World Emoji Day, we thought we'd also take a quick look at the history of the characters and how they became such a hit.

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