Apple welcomes 56 new lit emojis

2017-10-10 18:00 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town - Emojis have become the 21-century representation of emotions and has become a vital form of communication. 

READ: World Emoji Day 2017: Turn that frown upside down

We have become a digital generation that uses the high-five emoji for praying hands. Yes that is right - the prayer hands on Whatsapp are actually two hands high-fiving *gasp*.

The new iOS 11.1 is going to be released soon and with that there is a whole new list of wild emojis to fill your digital communication needs. 

Mermaids and vampires

Apple stated that they will be releasing a whole new set of emojis with their software upgrade.

The new emojis will apply to all Apple iPhone and iPad users. All the emojis that we have ever wanted are set to hit our phones soon from the 'sshhh' face to an adorable dinosaur. There is a total of 56 new emojis - giving you even more to add to your digital travel diaries! The full list of emojis can be found here

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The gorgeous giraffe will finally be included in the new set of emojis. Emoji's are not chosen by Apple but by the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organisation.

The Unicode Consortium focuses on maintaining the standard of software internationalisation and data. Although the Unicode Consortium decides the type of emoji to be used, the tech companies make the implementation and finalise the design. 

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Tech companies decide when to release and create the software or data that is sent by the Unicode Consortium and it was reported by the Business Insider that these emojis had been created in June 2017 but are only being finalised now. 

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Apple announced that it will include the emojis announced on World Emoji Day 2017 such as breastfeeding, a woman with a headscarf and new food items such as broccoli and a asian take-away box - did someone say 'dim-sum'? 


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Sign language is also included, as there is an emoji representing 'I love you' in sign language. There are also varying emojis related to cultures and traditions from around the globe.

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READ: Emojis: Japanese creator shares inspiration behind the first emotional icons design 

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