The icons are slated for later this year but were announced on World Emoji Day
Apple wants you to Type Different.
For July 17—known to geeks as World Emoji Day— the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant previewed a slate of new emoji that will be released later this year. Among the icons are a Muslim woman in a headscarf, a breastfeeding mom, a yogi and a bearded hipster. Also included are likenesses of a coconut and a sandwich, as well as extinct or mythical creatures like a T-Rex, zombie and an elf. For everyone who’s not adept at scrolling through thousands of icons to pick the perfect emoji, there will also be an exploding head smiley face.
As of this past June, there are just under 2,700 emoji icons that are popularly available. Apple’s inclusion of the new emojis is sure to expand their reach—it sold just over 215 million iPhones in 2016, making it the second largest smartphone brand in the world.
Previously, Apple introduced 72 new icons in June 2016. These includes a man in a tuxedo, “Mother Christmas” and an arm snapping a selfie.
Here, a selection of Apple’s upcoming graphic icons:
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