As expected, Apple has released the second beta to iOS 11.1 with tons of new emoji. Apple announced the new characters on Friday. The update includes "more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more," according to the press release.
Apple has shown off its latest emoji designs in a Newsroom post. Hundreds of emoji will be added to the iPhone and iPad when the iOS 11.1 update rolls out to users. The additions reflect characters that have already been approved in Unicode 10.
Apple has announced it will add new emoji characters across Apple devices later this year. While many iPhone users may not be aware of World Emoji Day, Apple marked the occasion on July 17 by highlighting some new emoji coming to iOS, macOS and watchOS in the fall. The company is also showcasing fun emoji apps on the App Store and replacing some movie titles on iTunes with emoji.
The Unicode Consortium today has released 56 new emoji characters to be added to Apple, Google or Microsoft devices. The new emojis include Vampire, Zombie, T-Rex and Face With Raised Eyebrow, which is also known as the "Stephen Colbert."
Star Trek fans now have another reason to upgrade their iOS devices to 8.3. Apple supports the Vulcan salute emoji, which means the popular symbol can be typed and viewed in iOS apps and on OS X computers. A large collection of new emoji was released with iOS 8.3, however the Vulcan salute remains an Easter egg.
The Vulcan salute was developed by Leonard Nimoy during his portrayal of Spock on the original Star Trek series. As any Trekkie knows, the gesture is often accompanied by the words "Live long and prosper". The trick to enabling the Vulcan salute requires following the steps below: