Can you use Apple products? Do you enjoy emoji? Do you want emoji? If you answered yes to these questions, then excellent news: Apple announced that it would be adding emoji to its iOS, macOS, and watch OS platforms this year.
It showed off a couple of those new characters in celebration of “World Emoji Day,” that m adamantly refuse to admit as a real thing.
The new emoji seems to be Apple’s take on the latest Unicode 10 standard, which, among other things, added 56 new emoji into the lexicon.
If any of this sounds familiar, that is because Unicode 10 was formally published by the Unicode Consortium earlier this year on 20th June.
However, Unicode decides what text characters and the emoji are. It is then up to producers to make and release designs for the emoji (such as Google’s blobs) to their own, which normally takes a month or two after the standard is declared.
That depends upon the company the Android O beta, as an instance, already has the emoji.
Apple has not said when the new emoji will be published, but it appears likely that they will be packed in the iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra upgrades scheduled for this autumn.