Apple released iOS 14.2, adding 13 new Emoji characters that Apple previewed earlier this year as part of World Emoji Day.
New emoji options include ninja, hugs, black cat, bison, flies, polar bear, blueberry, sauce, bubble tea, etc. with the list below.
- Face – Smiley face with tears, disguised face
- Everybody – Ninja, Tuxedo Wearer, Woman in Tuxedo, Man with the veil, The man with the veil, The woman who breastfeeds the baby, The man who sucks the baby, The man who sucks the baby, Mx . Claus, who are hugging
- Body parts – Finger compression, heart, lung surgery
- Animal – Black Cats, Bison, Mammoth, Beaver, Polar Bear, Dodo, Seal, Beetle, Cockroach, Flies, Worms
- Dish – Blueberries, Olives, Bell Peppers, Bread Flat, Fondue, Sparkling Tea, Tamale
- Family – Potted Plants, Teapot, Piñata, Magic Wand, Nesting Doll, Sewing Needle, Mirror, Window, Plunger, Mouse Trap, Bucket, Toothbrush
- Other terms – Feather, Stone, Wood, Hut, Pickup Truck, Rollerblade, Knot, Coin, Boomerang, Screwdrivers, Carpentry Saw, Hook, Elevator, Elevator, Head Stone, Sign Board, Transgendered Symbol, Transgender flag
- Clothes – Thong Sandal, Military Helmets
- Musical instrument – Accordion, Long Drum
The update also features 55 gender and skin tone variations, along with new gender emojis that can be used instead of gender versions, such as veil and people wearing a tuxedo instead of the current women’s / men’s option.
As noted by Emojipedia, Apple previewed a handful of these emojis in July, but many new characters are being seen in official form in the new beta.
After the Emoji 13 update, there will be a delay with Emojis 14 that will prevent new emojis from being introduced in 2021. Emojis 14 will be released six months late, meaning it will cannot be added to a smartphone until 2022. There is a Stop-gap Emoji 13.1 update planned for 2021, but it mainly focuses on skin color variations and only introduces a few New emojis include exhaled faces, faces with spiral eyes, faces in clouds, burning hearts, and heart healing.