iOS 10.2 Beta Gets Support for Unicode 9.0 Emojis Including Shrug, Face Palm

iOS 10.2 Beta Gets Support for Unicode 9.0 Emojis Including Shrug, Face Palm
Highlights
  • iOS 10.2 beta introduces the new face palm emoji
  • The emojis are only available in the beta version
  • The list also includes clown face and a person taking a selfie

Apple has introduced complete support for Unicode 9.0 in the developer beta of iOS 10.2, which was released earlier this week. The company has also redesigned several older emojis. New additions include face palm, shrug, fingers crossed, drooling face, nauseated face; new gendered professions, as well as new animal, food, drinks emojis like bacon and whiskey glass.

Emojipedia reports the additions are in line with the Unicode 9.0 standard. This includes activities, animals, objects, 18 new food and drink emojis, and 22 new emojis under the 'smileys and people' emojis.

The most interesting ones include pregnant women, rolling on the floor laughing, clown face, sneezing face, cowboy hat face, fox face, owl, and handshake. Food emojis include kiwi, avocado, carrot, cucumber, and peanuts. New professions are female firefighter and female judge, You can see the full list of emoji Apple has added here.

The emojis are still in beta, so it will be a while before they get rolled out commercially. To be a part of the Apple Beta Program, you need to register your device here. With iOS 10, Apple unveiled as many as 100 new emojis. The new redesigned Apple emojis for iOS 10 include more representation of professional women, sportswomen, a rainbow flag, and a water gun. It includes women in different professions like a detective and even an engineer, and women in different sports include Basketball, Swimming, Running, Skateboarding, Weightlifting, and Cycling.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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