Apple shows off some of its new emoji on World Emoji Day


Apple has revealed a few of the emoji it’ll be releasing on
iOS, watchOS and macOS later this year, a little gift just in time for World Emoji
Day
. The new expressive icons include a T-Rex and an Elf
for Jurassic Park and LOTR fans tired of typing out the names
of their heroes, as well as some new emoji that encourage more
diverse communication, including a women a wearing a headscarf,
and an emoji for breast-feeding.

The emoji are all part of the Unicode Emoji 5.0 standard
release, which was finalized in March and released to the
public in May. The total list includes 69 more emoji, and Apple
is showing over a dozen of its interpretations of the new
standardized icons today.

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Other new emoji shared by Apple today include an exploding head
smiley, as well as the very illustrative vomiting smiley face.
There’s a zebra and a genie, for increased zoological and
cryptozoological range, and a sandwich that looks nearly good
enough to eat.

We’re nearing the day when we are able to converse entirely in
pictographs. In fact, all I really need is that T-Rex emoji to
convey the full range of my emotions, so I can’t wait.

Apple’s also doing some other stuff in celebration of World
Emoji Day, including replacing the names of some of its movies
with emoji interpretations in the iTunes store. Just check out
the movies section of the store on iOS or in iTunes on the
desktop to try your hand at interpreting the emoji
translations.

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