Apple has revealed a whole bunch of new emoji coming with iOS 11.1. They’re all based on new additions to Unicode 10, and they will join the handful of characters Apple teased back in July for World Emoji Day.
The update will include new animals, including a giraffe, a zebra, and a hedgehog, plus new items of clothing, new foods, and new faces. Apple is also adding an orange love heart, mythical creatures like a mermaid and a fairy, and new sports.
“The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10,” says Apple.
“iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut.”
“Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.”
Apple hasn’t yet confirmed when it will be releasing iOS 11.1, so we don’t know how long we’ll be waiting to get our hands on these characters. Google’s own versions of them are already available in Android 8.0 Oreo, but of course, very few people have access to that yet.