Apple drops iOS 11.1 beta 2 with dozens of new emoji | Cult of Mac

Apple drops iOS 11.1 beta 2 with dozens of new emoji


iOS 11.1 emoji
Mythical creatures coming in iOS 11.1.
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Apple unleashed hundreds of new emoji on developers today with the release of iOS 11.1 beta 2.

The new beta update arrives nearly two weeks after the last beta was made available and comes with a host of new features and bug fixes, including support for Unicode 10 emoji characters.

Registered developers can grab the update from Apple’s dev portal, or via an over-the-air update if you have the previous beta installed. A public beta of iOS 11.1 beta 2 isn’t currently available but could be released in the next few days. (Update: The iOS 11.1 beta 2 is available to the public now.)

Apple teased its new emoji last week on World Emoji Day. The company announced that the new update will include characters like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut.

The new emoji also have new faces, clothes, sports, food, dinosaurs and other mystical characters. The release notes for iOS 11.1 beta 2 don’t mention any other major new additions.

Some new features may also include peer-to-peer Apple Pay and iCloud support for iMessage. Both of the features are expected to come out this year. We’ll find out more about the beta and dish on the details once we get the update installed on our devices.


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