Apple Pushes iOS 11.1 Beta 5 to Developers
Apple today made iOS 11.1 Beta 5 available to developers. According to Apple, the minor update contains bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements. For end users, the latest iOS build also contains hundreds of new emoji for the iPhone and iPad thanks to the addition of Unicode 10. Apple detailed some of the new emoji earlier this month, which include new characters, food, animals, creatures, and hand gestures. Apple hasn't said when the final version of iOS 11.1 will be available to the public. The company will likely push a new public beta of iOS 11.1 to testers later this week.
Unicode 11 Proposes 67 New Emoji
Aug 4, 2017
The Unicode Consortium today proposed adding 67 new emoji as part of Unicode 11, including a variety of faces, body parts, food items, animals, clothing items, objects, and activities. Some of the face options include smiling face with cape, face with uneven eyes and wavy mouth, and face with glistening eyes.
Unicode 10 Adds 56 New Emoji
Jun 21, 2017
The Unicode Consortium this week announced Unicode 10, which includes 56 new emoji characters and four new scripts. Some of the new emoji include facial expressions (raised eyebrow, hand-over-mouth), more men and women (bearded man, woman in head garb), hand symbols, food (dumpling, fortune cookie), clothing items, animals (dinosaurs, bugs), vehicles (flying saucer, sled), and a curling stone.
Apple Says Unicode 10 Emoji to Appear in iOS 11.1
Oct 6, 2017
Apple today said it will introduce hundreds of new emoji with the debut of iOS 11.1 as soon as next week. The company has baked support for Unicode 10 into the future release of iOS and plans to disseminate it to developers and beta testers in the days ahead.
Unicode 11 to Include Swappable Hair Styles and Women Heroes
Feb 8, 2018
The emoji that will appear in Unicode 11.0 have been finalized, according to the Unicode Consortium, and new options will be available for hair, skin, and gender. Some 157 new characters are included in Unicode 11.0.
Unicode Accepts Some Google-Designed Women Emoji
Jul 14, 2016
Google today said the Unicode Technical Committee, the organization that oversees the development of emoji, has agreed to add some of the professional women emoji Google proposed earlier this year. Specifically, Unicode will add 11 (of the 13 suggested) professional female emoji in all skin colors.