Apple is a brand that never failed to amaze us, that can be with the latest technologies or something new and innovative that none of the competitors of it has brought in. This time too it has not failed to do that. We all know that the release of iOS 11.1 is pending, and there is a good news that while the new version is coming in, it will bring hundreds of new emojis too.
Emojis were introduced as a bit of fun to make the chat funkier, but now they have become the fastest growing language of history, and are now it is the central part of the modern digital communication. Professor Vyv Evans from Bangor University discussed saying “As a visual language emoji has already far eclipsed hieroglyphics, its ancient Egyptian precursor which took centuries to develop.”
The new emojis which Apple is bringing will include new faces like a silly face, a swearing face, a face making the “shhh” gesture and a face with a monocle, along with gender-neutral characters. There will be some new clothing options too for winter, like a trench coat, hat, gloves, and scarf. New food types will be there too such as pie, broccoli, dim sum, and takeaway. Animals will be included with giraffe, hedgehog, cricket and dinosaur, and new mythical creatures like mermaid, wizard, fairy, and vampire. It also got the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.
The emojis are announced on World Emoji Day with some special emojis like woman breastfeeding, a woman with a headscarf (hijabi), and “shocked face with exploding head” (mind-blown). While Apple and Google are free to create their own versions of emoji, the consortium approves the rough images now.
The new emoji will be debuted in next week’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, which will be available in the upcoming software updates for iOS, watchOS and macOS.