Apple introduced new emojis that are currently available in the beta version of the iOS 15.5 operating system . There are 217 and will arrive in the coming months with the software update. Among the novelties, there is a face with spiral eyes, another exhaling, in the clouds, a heart on fire and another repaired, a woman with a beard, and the syringe without blood (to refer to vaccines) . In addition, existing designs have been revamped , such as different combinations of different skin tones for couples with hearts, and couples kissing. The memojis also received improvements .
Also, the headphone emoji now shows the AirPods Max . On the other hand, the syringe with blood now shows a neutral liquid (which could be the COVID-19 vaccine). The chinstrap emoji has been subtly revamped with a pandemic-related detail: to represent people smiling by accentuating other facial expressions, such as eyes. Helmets were also added to emojis of people climbing.
iOS 14.5 will reach users this spring in the Northern Hemisphere. These updates are in the latest beta 2 version of iOS 14.5 available now for developers. Apple released a whole batch of new emojis months ago in iOS 14.2 in November 2020 . The change is not part of a new Apple initiative, but stems from the new release schedule of the Unicode consortium, which is responsible for publishing the new character standards.
Months ago, Unicode released the new specification of its emoji standard , v13.1, in which it has incorporated 217 designs that include new emojis and modifications of existing ones , and among which are dizzy people, kissing couples and men and women with beards.
For the past few years, emojis were approved from January to March and arrived on iOS in October or November. This allowed Apple to release, for example, iOS 11.0 in September 2017, followed by new emojis in iOS 11.1 in October 2017. The same trend continued with the appearance of new emojis in iOS 12.1, iOS 13.2 and iOS 14.2, all released in October after the zero point launch.
In this trial version of the operating system, Siri can also initiate a FaceTime call with multiple contacts or with a group. In addition, in version 14.5 of iOS Apple Music adds Lyrics Sharing , which is a new option to share lyrics of users' favorite songs in Messages, Facebook and Instagram Stories.
The new changes in skin tone and the presentation of gender are perhaps the most relevant of the news. Emoji popular "couples kissing" and "Couples c o n heart" now have many more variations of skin tone for all opciones.
So are the memojis to reach users of iPhone
In 2018, Apple launched a function on their iPhone with facial recognition , which are the memojis. They are personalized animated emojis for each user, with details such as hair color, freckles or moles. The animation mimics the gestures that the person makes. The memojis are made from the Apple Messages application.
iOS version 14.4 has already brought improvements to the memojis, through which gender biases have been eliminated. Thus, a hairstyle does not necessarily have to be a woman's. Now, beards and / or mustaches can be chosen for any gender or type of face, among various details. In addition, the facial and muscular structure has been improved to accentuate expressions. And three new memoji stickers were added: virtual hug, a flushed face and a fist bump.