Get Ready: A Bunch of New Emoji Are Coming to Your iPhone

Mandy Carr
July 19, 2017

It's World Emoji Day, and as exciting as that is, coco-fans, we are more excited that the new batch of emojis, scheduled to drop in the third quarter of this year, includes a coconut.

Other new symbols include a woman breastfeeding and a man meditating in what appears to be the traditional yoga lotus pose.

In celebration of the World Emoji Day, the App Store will highlight apps that can be used to "create or do fun things with emoji". iTunes Movies is also featuring emoji instead of select movie titles.

Apple's new emoji are based on 56 new characters announced by Unicode Consortium last month. You can expect to see the new emoji debut on iOS 11, which will start rolling out later this year, most likely when the 2017 iPhone models are released.

Most recently, the 2016 update saw Apple equalizing its gender representation, adding gender options for single-parent families and new female athletes and professionals - leveling out the largely male representation among sports emojis.

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A look at old Android emojis vs. their newer more intricate counterparts. On the animal side, T-Rex, Zebra are on the list. It has also added mythical characters like a zombie and an elf, which would really add a lot of fun to conversations.

For the third year running, the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji reigns supreme on social media.

During its campaign, the group launched a site named Disarm the iPhone and sent an open letter to remove the firearm emoji "as a symbolic gesture to limit gun accessibility".

People in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Germany are among the world's biggest emoji-users on Facebook.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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