Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day, Over 70 New Emoji Coming to iOS

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day, Over 70 New Emoji Coming to iOS

World Emoji Day is Tuesday, and Apple is getting into the spirit by recasting the photos on its executive team page as emojis. The company highlighted some of the new emoji in a press release today.

Among the new batch, Apple plans to finally, finally add redheads to the roster of human emoji, along with bald heads, grey hair and curly hair - so it's quite an update for hair (or lack thereof). These include ones such as Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes and Three Hearts, Partying Face, Pleading Face and Cold Face. Apple notes that a growing list of animals are represented on the emoji keyboard including the kangaroo, peacock, parrot and lobster.

Apple Celebrates World Emoji Day, Over 70 New Emoji Coming to iOS

There will also be a number of food emoji, including lettuce, cupcakes, mangos, and moon cakes. Other new characters will launch later this year including a new superhero emoji, a softball, nazar amulet and infinity symbol.

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