Latest in Culture

Image credit: Emojipedia

See the Face Palm and 'Harambe' emojis on iOS for the first time

A developer preview of iOS 10.2 shows off a handful of oft-requested icons.
2166 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save
Emojipedia

Apple's developer preview of iOS 10.2 offers the first look at a handful of fresh emojis, including Shrug, Avocado, Face Palm, Duck, Fox, Fingers Crossed and Gorilla (AKA Harambe), as spotted by Emojipedia. The preview is available today for registered developers and it also includes the lineup for Emoji 4.0, the overhaul that adds male and female versions of most jobs to the official Unicode rulebook, plus expands skin tone options across the board. The update means male dancers wearing bunny ears and female police officers, for example.

Hello, Harambe (Image credit: Apple)

The developer preview also shows off the final batch of updated emojis, which covers food and transportation icons. The new designs are less flat, with more emphasis on detail and lifelike colors. Basically, the burrito might actually make you hungry now.

Mmm. (Image credit: Emojipedia)

There's no official public release scheduled for iOS 10.2, but Emojipedia expects it to land this month.

Update: There's one more emoji inclusion that's worth pointing out -- the Male Singer and Female Singer icons are clearly inspired by none other than David Bowie, brilliant face paint and all. Google's version of the Singer emoji features the iconic makeup as well. See if you can spot the iOS 10.2 version of the Starman (and Starwoman) yourself:

La la la. (Image credit: Emojipedia)

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr