Apple wants an astronaut emoji (among other things)


Get ready for even more emoji.
Get ready for even more emoji.
Photo: Apple

Astronauts and pilots are set to get their own emoji characters if Apple has its way.

The iPhone-maker recently submitted a request to the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee to add five more professions (artist, astronaut, firefighter, judge, and pilot) to the Emoji 4.0 update that is set to bring support for gendered emoji, a rainbow flag, and more.

Take a look at Apple’s proposed designs:

five emoji professions

Back in May, Google requested some a bunch other professions be added to the Emoji 4.0 update as well. With both Google and Apple’s requests, the following 16 new emoji (32 if you count both genders) will be coming soon to your iPhone:

  • Health Worker
  • Judge
  • Pilot
  • Farmer
  • Cook
  • Student
  • Singer
  • Artist
  • Teacher
  • Factory Worker
  • Technologist
  • Office Worker
  • Mechanic
  • Scientist
  • Astronaut
  • Firefighter

Source: Emojipedia