Apple officially released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 today, bringing a variety of new features — but the most important might be the dozens of new emoji that are now available to use. They include a ninja, a transgender pride flag, a coin, bubble tea, a dodo, a piñata, a tamale, and more.
It also brings the new “pinched finger” emoji (pictured below), which has already been memed to death as the “frustrated Italian hand gesture” emoji. See the list at Emojipedia for the full catalog of new emoji added in the update.
The new update also brings other improvements to iOS 14, including eight new wallpapers, a refreshed AirPlay menu, a new Shazam toggle for Control Center, and the usual array of bug fixes.
The update also adds several big features to Apple’s HomePod products (just in time for the HomePod mini, which will start preorders on Friday), including the new Intercom feature that Apple announced alongside the HomePod mini and the ability to link a HomePod speaker to an Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround, and Dolby Atmos.
The changelog for iOS 14.2 can be seen below.
Alongside iOS 14.2, Apple also released watchOS 7.1, which (like the iPhone update), adds support for HomePod’s Intercom feature, along with headphone audio warnings, and support for the ECG app in Korea and Russia.
Update November 5th, 4:05pm: Added watchOS 7.1 details.