Check out all the new emoji coming to iPhones this fall

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Apple showed off new emoji Tuesday that will be out this fall.
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July 17 is World Emoji Day and to celebrate, Apple offered a preview of some the new emoji characters arriving on iPhone and iPad later this year.

The new additions add more diversity to characters along with new animals, foods, activities and smiley faces. Nearly 60 new emoji are set to be added including a skunk, skydiver and sloth.

Take a look at what’s new:

diversity
Celebrating diversity in all its many forms is integral to Apple’s values.
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Apple’s big 2019 emoji update will allow you to customize the holding hands emoji used to represent relationships. Now you can change the skin tone and gender, opening up 75 possible combinations.

animals

On the animals front, a sloth, flamingo, orangutan and skunk are being added to the mix. For food, we’re getting a waffle, falafel, butter and garlic. There are also some new disability icons that include a guide dog, an ear with a hearing aid, wheelchairs, a prosthetic arm and a prosthetic leg.

yawn
The yawn emoji is long overdue.
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We’re also getting a banjo, yo-yo, kite and yawn face emoji. The new emoji are created based on the approved characters in Unicode 12.0. You should get them on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch this fall, possibly as part of the iOS 13 release.

skydiver
More extreme sports emojis please.
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