Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

70 new emojis are coming soon (including more hairstyles!)

70 new emojis are coming soon (including more hairstyles!)

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Apple this week announced that it will be adding over 70 new emoji characters to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac in a free software update later this year.

Apple's new Emojis include grey, red and curly haired people, as well as bald people.

In the meantime, Google revealed the top ten most frequently used emojis on Gboard - with the LOL and kissing with heart characters leading the pack - and also launched a quirky AR game that lets you hunt for emojis in the real world.

New emojis include Party face Pleading face and Face with hearts
Apple unveils new emoji on World Emoji Day - news

Image copyright Apple Image caption An assortment of animals and some popular new foods are among the newcomers Image copyright Apple Image caption The new faces include a pleading look, a loved-up emoji, and a chilly face.

Apple unveils 70 new emojis on World Emoji Day.Apple unveils 70 new emojis on World Emoji Day.

In a statement, they said: "Let's see Twitter alive with more emojis than it has ever seen".

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World Emoji Day is Tuesday, and Apple is getting into the spirit by recasting the photos on its executive team page as emojis.

The new leafy green and mooncake emojis are meant to celebrate Chinese culture, specifically the Mid-Autumn Festival, Mashable reported.

We expect the new emoji to arrive alongside iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5 in September.

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Media captionEmojis: Who decides what can be an emoji?

World Emoji Day is an unofficial global holiday that has been observed each July 17 since 2014.

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