Apple Adding More than 100 Diverse Emoji to iOS 10

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Apple announced Monday that it will add more than 100 diverse emoji to iOS 10. The new emojis are part of the Unicode Consortium’s ongoing efforts to expand emojis. Apple said it’s working with the Consortium to include diverse options.

New Diverse Emojis in iOS 10

Sample from Apple's New Emojis in iOS 10

Sample from Apple’s New Emojis in iOS 10

From Apple’s Newsroom:

More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10. This exciting update brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.

Apple is working closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that popular emoji characters reflect the diversity of people everywhere.

iOS 10 is set to be released this fall. It includes a wealth of new features in addition to the new emojis announced Monday.

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Dean Lewis
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Dean Lewis

I prefer the water gun emoji precisely because it is silly. And maybe because it makes gun lovers’ heads explode. But mostly because it’s silly.

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Chester Baker

Ugh… So dumb. This politically correct stuff is getting out of hand! I’m all for the inclusion of other gendered emoji, but why on earth get rid of the proper handgun one? So so silly.

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Lee Dronick

How do they render on different operating systems? I understand that there is a difference.