Advert

Latest

25 minutes ago
Advert
2 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

7 hours ago
Advert

Apple Announces New Emojis Including Vaccine, Coughing Face And More Inclusivity

Apple Announces New Emojis Including Vaccine, Coughing Face And More Inclusivity

Apple's new emojis have now been announced, ahead of its IOS 14.5 update.

Launching in the spring, the tech update is set to feature 217 new emojis in total, including a bunch of never-seen-before additions and some revamps of old favourites, which have been made more relevant and inclusive.

New additions include a broken red heart with a bandage over it, a discombobulated looking emoji with spiral-eyes and a red heart which is on fire - all pretty reflective of the bonkers time we're going through right now, tbh.

Three of the new emojis in the spring update (Credit: Apple)
Three of the new emojis in the spring update (Credit: Apple)
Advert

Also incoming is an emoji of a person exhaling (which looks suspiciously like a cough to us), as well as an emoji with most of its face covered by mist, or clouds.

There's a smokey faced emoji and one that appears to be coughing (Credit: Apple)
There's a smokey faced emoji and one that appears to be coughing (Credit: Apple)

In a bid to increase its representation, Apple will also be introducing male-presenting and female-presenting emojis with beards.

Beards will be available on male and female presenting emojis (Credit: Apple)
Beards will be available on male and female presenting emojis (Credit: Apple)
Advert


Plus, romantic offerings, such as the emojis we already have (depicting couples kissing and couples with a heart in between their heads) have now been given an upgrade, and there will be an option to pick interracial couples, same-sex couples and gender neutral couples, as required.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Over 200 New Emojis Coming Including One That Perfectly Sums Up 2020

The romantic emojis have become more diverse (Credit: Apple)
The romantic emojis have become more diverse (Credit: Apple)

About time, too!

Advert

Apple is also keen to promote safety in its update, adding a helmet to the rock climbing emojis.

It's safety first with helmets in the new update (Credit: Apple)
It's safety first with helmets in the new update (Credit: Apple)
The syringe is now less graphic (Credit: Apple)
The syringe is now less graphic (Credit: Apple)

Of course, the brand couldn't help but sneak some self promotion in there, too, updating its headphone to reflect its latest model of AirPods Max.

Advert
Apple Just Released Over 100 New Emojis
News

Apple Just Released Over 100 New Emojis

published at4 months ago

The new emojis will be available to preview in full later this week, and will land on phones during a software update this spring, the technology company has confirmed.

In recent updates, inclusivity has been at the heart of Apple's emoji updates, with last year's addition featuring a hearing aid, a guide dog and a prosthetic leg as well as cultural references, such as a piñata and a matryoshka doll.

Unicode is actually in charge of emojis, rather than Apple itself, although the brand still makes many suggestions ahead of each update, based on public demand.

Featured Image Credit: Apple

Topics: Technology, Apple, iPhone

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Harry And Meghan Oprah Interview: Royal Couple Reveal They're Having A Baby Girl
published at7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Entertainment

Harry And Meghan Oprah Interview: Duchess Claims Royals Had Concern Over Archie's Skin Colour

published at7 hours ago

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]