World Emoji Day: Apple has announced collection of new emoji characters coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS this year. Apple has also teased new emoji which includes “bearded person” and “breastfeeding”, and food items such as “sandwich” and “coconut”.
“More animals and mythical creatures like T rex, zebra, zombie and elf are a fun way to describe situations and new Star-Struck and Exploding Head smiley faces make any message more fun,” the company said.
While there are thousand of emoji available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac to add personality to every message. New emoji include Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person and Breastfeeding, and food items such as Sandwich and Coconut.
“The most popular emojis with users are always the smileys and gestures,” Burge said, speaking from a car on the way to the Empire State Building, which will be lit up yellow to celebrate the day. “These regularly top Emojipedia stats and platforms like Twitter and Facebook.”
“Emojipedia requests show a redhead emoji dominating requests for future additions,” he said. “Redhead is now a candidate for 2018, as well as curly hair and a bald headed person.
“There’s been a lot of demand for a ‘hand heart’ emoji,” Burge said, “which looks like two hands making a heart shaped gesture. Hearts are always very well used on social and messaging platforms, so it makes sense that people want more variety in how they do that.”
Burge said he was “pretty chuffed” for Apple to acknowledge World Emoji Day for the first time, “as their calendar emoji design showing July 17 is the reason I made World Emoji Day today in the first place. It makes sense that they might want to be involved on a day they unwittingly helped create.”
Also, App Store will highlight apps to create or do fun things with emoji, and iTunes Movies is featuring emoji in place of select movie titles to marks World Emoji Day.