Apple Is Introducing Racially Diverse Emojis

by | Feb 24, 2015

The iOS god has heard our prayers and is reportedly introducing brand new emoji characters that are more racially diverse than the present selection.

According to TechCrunch, the new emoji will roll out with the next version of iOS and OS X, later this year. Beta testers got a sneak peek at the new emoji yesterday and shared the images online.
The new update will allow users to select an emoji character from the “people” section and pick from a variety of different skin tones. It also offers different skin tones for hands, as well a greater variety of flags and emoji for many different types of families.
Apple also updated the emoji for its products, changing the iPhone emoji to an iPhone 6 and adding an Apple Watch.
As per usual, Twitter people always have a say. Sompe people like the updates while some think the new Asian emoji’s are a “bit too yellow“. And some others are upset that there was “no option for natural hair, weave or redhead“; proving once and for all that even with emojis, you cannot win.
Odunayo Eweniyi
Odunayo Eweniyi

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