Apple announced today that the upcoming iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and macOS Mojave 10.14.1 software updates would bring more than 70 new emoji to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac devices.
Apple teased us with the new set of emoji since the announcement for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5, promising us new characters with gray, curly, and red hair, more emotive smiley faces, a new emoji for bald people, a moon cake, a nazar amulet, a red gift envelope, as well as more emoji representing animals, food, and sports.
The major iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5 updates did not include these new set of emoji, which is supposed to bring more than 70 new emoji to iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch devices, but now Apple says that they are coming with the iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, and watchOS 5.1 software updates later this month.
"Emoji are used by people all over the world to communicate," said Apple in a press release. "New emoji characters are created based on the approved characters in Unicode 11.0. Apple is working with the Unicode Consortium to add more disability-themed emoji to the keyboard for Unicode 12.0, slated for release in 2019."
Available today in the latest iOS 12.1, macOS 10.14.1, and watchOS 5.1 betas
Also included in the new set of more than 70 emoji, we can mention a hiking boot, new emoji for softball, lacrosse, and frisbee, new characters for compass and luggage, new food emoji for cupcake, mango, and leafy greens, as well as wonderfully designed characters for the swan, raccoon, llama, and mosquito.
The new emoji are available today in the beta 2 builds of iOS 12.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.1, and watchOS 5.1, as well as on the soon-to-be-released public beta 2 releases of iOS 12.1 and macOS Mojave 10.14.1. Early adopters and software developers can try them out right now if they install the beta 2 or public beta 2 updates on their devices.