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2017 Emoji

Apple to Release New Emoji With iOS 11 Including Fresh Smiley Faces, More

October 6, 2017

The 2017 emoji Apple first previewed in July will arrive with the public release of iOS 11, the company announced today, Oct. 6. These include hundreds of new emoji, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, and more.

According to Apple:

The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. 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 first introduced iOS 11.1 to developers late last month. Last year, it took the company 49 days to release iOS 10.1 to the public. With this in mind, the first public version of iOS 11.1 should arrive sometime next month, alongside new versions of macOS and watchOS. These software updates should also include the new emoji.

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