Apple has showcased a selection of new emojis which will arrive later this year for iPhones and iPads. The new emojis will come under food, animals, activities and smiley faces categories.
For the Holding Hands emoji that are majorly used to represent couples and relationships, users will now be able to select any combination of skin tone, in addition to gender, to personalise the people holding hands, opening up more than 75 possible combinations.
Apple also introduced more disability-themed emoji including a new guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg which will be available in the emoji keyboard. Many additional emoji categories are updated with a new smiley face for yawning, a one-piece swimsuit, new food items including a waffle, falafel, butter and garlic, and new animals like the sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk. The sloth, flamingo, skunk and orangutan are new additions to the animal category.
Food lovers or food bloggers will now have more ways to communicate with the waffle, falafel, butter and garlic emoji. New emoji coming this fall include a new yawning face. Beautifully designed banjo, parachute, kite and yo-yo reveal every detail.
Overall, fifty-nine new emoji designs will be available this year with a free software update for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Thousands of emoji are currently available, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, more professions, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more. New emoji are created based on the approved characters in Unicode 12.0.