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Apple adding 70 new emoji including super hero, cupcake, and redheads to iOS 12

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At last, we have an emoji for lettuce


Ahead of World Emoji Day tomorrow, Apple just shared the latest details about new emojis that are coming to iOS later this year. More than 70 new characters — including emoji for bald people, redheads, and those that have gone gray — were created based on previously approved characters in Unicode 11.0.

New animals will be added, too, including a kangaroo, parrot, and lobster, along with a handful of food options like a head of lettuce, a mango, a cupcake, and a moon cake. “Many additional characters across sports, symbols, and more, will launch later this year, including a new superhero emoji, a softball, nazar amulet, and infinity symbol,” Apple wrote in its blog post. The company is also adding fresh smiley faces including “cold face, party face, pleading face, and a face with hearts.”

Apple hasn’t said exactly when these latest emoji will be available to users, only specifying that they’ll arrive as part of “an update to iOS 12” sometime after its release in the fall.