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Apple’s new emoji are all about the hair… and lack thereof

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day by offering up a preview of its forthcoming additions on iOS and macOS.

With Apple broadening the number of available skin tones significantly in recent years, now the company is turning its attention to hair (or lack of it).

The next major update will include emojis with curly hair as well as white hair, red hair and, indeed, no hair. These emoji have already been approved by the Unicode Consortium and will be bundled into Apple’s operating system as a free update coming later this year (maybe within iOS 12).

Related: iOS 12 preview

Beyond the haircuts, Apple is also showcasing some of the other emoji Apple has in the pipeline. They include super heroes, a freezing face, a character having a lovely time at a part and another seemingly full of love.

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Elsewhere there’s a lobster, parrot, kangaroo and a peacock as well as a mango, cupcake and lettuce.

Apple writes in a blog post: “More than 70 new emoji characters are coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year in a free software update.

“The new emoji designs, created based on approved characters in Unicode 11.0, include even more hair options to better represent people with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, and new smiley faces that bring more expression to Messages with a cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts.”

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Are there any emoji that Apple is missing at this point? Drop us a line @TrustedReviews on Twitter.

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