Over 70 new emoji will soon arrive on iOS, Apple Watch, and Mac devices. The new emoji are currently available in the latest iOS 12.1 beta, and will be available to the public in upcoming iOS, macOS, and watchOS updates.
Emoji are used by people all over the world to communicate. iOS 12.1 brings even more characters to the keyboard that better represent global users, including new emoji for moon cake, red gift envelope and nazar amulet.
Sports fans will celebrate the addition of new emoji for softball, frisbee and lacrosse, while outdoor adventurers will enjoy new characters for luggage, compass and a hiking boot to accompany the existing climbing emoji.
Beautifully designed characters for the llama, mosquito, swan and raccoon, join the kangaroo, lobster, parrot and peacock previewed on World Emoji Day, and bagel and salt join new food emoji for cupcake, leafy greens and mango.
The new emoji will join the already thousands of emoji that are currently available on iOS, watchOS and macOS devices.
The new emoji characters are based on the approved characters in Unicode 11.0. Apple is working with the Unicode Consortium to add more disability-themed emoji to the keyboard for Unicode 12.0, slated for release in 2019.