Apple adds new vaccine and gender-neutral emoji in latest update
Apple adds new vaccine and gender-neutral emoji in latest update

Apple adds new vaccine and gender-neutral emoji in latest update

Apple is introducing a new range of emojis in its next update including an updated syringe/vaccine emoji, gender-neutral faces and the new exhausted emoji.

Which are all very on-trend for 2020/21.

The question on everyone’s lips is though: where are the hummus and shawarma emojis?

https://twitter.com/Emojipedia/status/1361983113849667591

The new emojis will be rolled out in the iOS 14.5 update due in a few weeks.

Apple has updated the syringe emoji. Where before it had blood dripping from the tip, it’s now empty and can be used as a vaccine emoji.

Other new additions include the flaming heart, a mended heart and a gender-neutral person with a beard including long and short hair options. Our favourite new addition has to be the exhausted emoji.

In total, there are 217 emoji updates. But, worryingly for us as it’s our most used one, the crying/laughter emoji is now considered to be ‘dead’ by Gen Z due to its overuse by millennials.

https://twitter.com/Emojipedia/status/1361708948458463238

Apple update emojis with Arabic wait gesture

The big news from the previous update was that Apple included the popular Arab gesture  which means ‘wait’ or ‘be patient.’ It can also mean be quiet or to calm down. There’s not a day that it’s not used in the DubaiLAD office tbh.

Which will be great news for Arab parents across the world who undoubtedly use the gesture the most!