These new emojis are coming to your iPhone

Published: December 13, 2016
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The update includes some of the most awaited emojis.PHOTO: EMOJIPEDIA

The update includes some of the most awaited emojis.PHOTO: EMOJIPEDIA

Apple just released the latest addition of its mobile operating software the iOS 10.2, which among other updates also adds an array of new emojis that iPhone users can now use.

iPhone users will now be able to choose from 72 new emojis which were approved by the Unicode Consortium in June this year.

The update includes some of most awaited emojis including shrug, selfie and facepalm.

Other popular additions coming in this iOS update include Fox Face, Avocado, and Owl. The lone dancing women emoji is also getting a male counterpart.

In addition to Unicode 9 support, new emoji professions from the Emoji 4.0 update are also included in this new release.

These include roles such as Firefighter and Judge, with female and male versions of each (in all skin tones).

In total 16 new professions are supported, which appear as 32 emojis on the keyboard — one female, one male.

New animal emojis have also been added in the iOS 10.2 including fox, squid, gorilla and duck.

People are comparing the new Gorilla emoji to Harambe, a gorilla that was killed over fears it was going to hurt a boy who fell into its sanctuary in Cincinnati Zoo. Later on, a video footage showed that the gorilla was actually protecting the boy.

While most of the new emojis seemed great, Apple’s decision to include a clown emoji has triggered a debate whether is it logical on part of the company in the midst of the 2016 clown-pocolypse. Earlier in August, one of this year’s most bizarre terrifying trends arose when people dressed as clowns started terrorising others.

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