Apple has released the fourth beta of the iOS 10. The new OS is getting more than a hundred new and redesigned emojis. The gender diverse emoji set shows women playing more sports and performing jobs that were previously male-oriented (in the emoji world). The Cupertino company announced that the new emoji icons will be available to the iPhone and iPad users worldwide this fall.
New emojis reflect the diversity of people everywhere
This update adds more gender options to existing emojis, more family options, a new rainbow flag, and beautiful redesigns of popular emojis. Apple shared some of the new emojis on its website. The gun icon has been replaced by a cute water pistol. There are two different gender options showing single-parent families. The tech giant has also added two male emojis for previously female-only options.
Apple said in a statement that it was working closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that the emojis “reflect the diversity of people everywhere.” Apple has been focusing heavily on emojis with the iOS 10. The QuickType word suggestion bar in the new operating system would suggest emojis based on the words you type. The Messages app will become more expressive with the iOS 10. The emojis will appear three times bigger if you send only an emoji.
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A good reason to upgrade to iOS 10
The new set of emojis could give iOS users a good reason to upgrade to the new operating system. The iOS 10 for iPhones and iPads was unveiled during the WWDC event in June. It brings several improvements including stickers and full-screen effects to Apple Messages that offer you more ways to connect with your friends and family. Siri has become more powerful, besides many other small improvements.
The iOS 10 will be released to the public in September with the launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The next-gen iPhones are expected to hit the store shelves on September 16.