From falafels to bionic limbs and sign language: Apple's new iOS beta is packed with new emojis – and includes a variety of skin tones for two people holding hands

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  • Apple has released the beta testing version of its iOS 13.2 
  • It includes more than 55 emojis and gives a variety of skin tones to choose from
  • Many waiting for the different skin tones for the two people holding hands  

The second version of Apple’s iOS 13.2 beta has been released and it includes a plethora of new emojis. The final update is set to include 59 new characters ranging from falafels to mechanical limbs and sign language gestures

The second version of Apple’s iOS 13.2 beta has been released and it includes a plethora of new emojis. The final update is set to include 59 new characters ranging from falafels to mechanical limbs and sign language gestures

However, one of the most notable additions is the variety of skin tones that have been added to people holding hands, which has been a year in the making

In 2018, a proposal was submitted to Unicode to add five more different skin tones to the emoji of two people standing next to each other and holding hands.

However, one of the most notable additions is the variety of skin tones that have been added to people holding hands, which has been a year in the making. In 2018, a proposal was submitted to Unicode to add five more different skin tones to the emoji of two people standing next to each other and holding hands

Also adding to the diverse set are several accessibility-related emojis such as ear with hearing aid, deaf person, mechanical arm and leg, person with cane, person in wheelchair, guide dog, wheelchair (manual and motorized) and probing cane

Also adding to the diverse set are several accessibility-related emojis such as ear with hearing aid, deaf person, mechanical arm and leg, person with cane, person in wheelchair, guide dog, wheelchair (manual and motorized) and probing cane

Orangutan, sloth, otter, skunk, and flamingo are the new animals included in the update, while new food items include garlic, onion, waffle, falafel, butter, oyster, beverage box, maté and ice cube

Orangutan, sloth, otter, skunk, and flamingo are the new animals included in the update, while new food items include garlic, onion, waffle, falafel, butter, oyster, beverage box, maté and ice cube

But of course, the library would not be complete with out a few miscellaneous emojis - including a parachute jumper, kite and banjo

But of course, the library would not be complete with out a few miscellaneous emojis – including a parachute jumper, kite and banjo 

The second version of Apple’s iOS 13.2 beta has been released and it includes a plethora of new emojis.

The final update is set to include 59 new characters ranging from falafels to mechanical limbs and sign language gestures.

However, one of the most notable additions is the variety of skin tones that have been added to people holding hands, which has been a year in the making.

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In 2018, a proposal was submitted to Unicode to add five more different skin tones to the emoji of two people standing next to each other and holding hands.

‘The lack of representation for diverse racial identities is a significant issue in an increasingly globalized society,’ the proposal stated.

‘With this problem gaining increased media attention, and since efforts have already been made to ensure the representation of non-heteronormative sexual identities, now seems an appropriate cultural moment to give people the opportunity to see themselves in the emoji world.

‘Moreover, recent years have seen a large spike in the number of interracial couples and marriages. This ought to be recognized, especially given the current political environment,’ it continued.

And popular dating app Tinder was listed as one of the co-creators of the proposal.

Tinder  partnered with Ohanian, who is married to Serena Williams, in March 2018, saying at the time: ‘Emojis are the universal language of the digital age…It may seem like there’s an emoji for everyone, but that’s not the case.

‘While emojis for people of color and emojis for same-sex couples both became a reality in 2015, one group of people is still excluded from emoji representation: interracial couples. Isn’t it time all love was represented?’

Now, users can expect to see this proposal in the next update.

There are now a range of interracial couples and interracial same-sex couples to choose from.

Also adding to the diverse set are several accessibility-related emojis such as ear with hearing aid, deaf person, mechanical arm and leg, person with cane, person in wheelchair, guide dog, wheelchair (manual and motorized) and probing cane.

But there are also the standard food and animals as well.

 Shigetaka Kurita invented Emoji in 1998 while working for DoCoMo, a large Japanese mobile communication company. 

The goal was to develop a way for mobile phone users to send pictures back and forth without using much data. 

It all started in Japan, when users started to send pictures as a way to communicate. 

This was a time when mobile phones were young, so providers were already struggling to to support 80 million users. 

The idea was to create a one character ‘code’ that would display as an icon on the other person’s device. 

DoKoMo i-mode, a mobile provider in Japan, was the first firm to allow users to add pictures of common used emoticons to their text messages. 

Source: CityMac

Orangutan, sloth, otter, skunk, and flamingo are the new animals included in the update, while new food items include garlic, onion, waffle, falafel, butter, oyster, beverage box, maté and ice cube.

But of course, the library would not be complete with out a few miscellaneous emojis.

There is a  Hindu Temple, auto rickshaw, parachute, ringed planet, diving mask, yo-yo, kite, safety vest, sari, one-piece swimsuit, briefs, shorts, ballet shoes, banjo, diya lamp, axe, drop of blood, bandage, stethoscope, chair, razor, white heart and different colored circles and squares.

The final release of iOS 13.2 is set for late October or early November. 

 



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