Apple just unveiled hundreds of inclusive and diverse emojis
Apple has just rolled out its latest iOS and with it has come an avalanche of modern, forward-thinking emojis hoped to reflect the diversity of the modern world.
With iOS 13.2 comes an impressive 398 new emojis reports Emojipedia. A total of 265 icons have been modified in some way to be more diverse, such as offering more skin tones or showing other genders wearing or performing certain tasks. Of those 265 changes in fact, 255 of them are made to make an emoji more non-binary.
Another big change is the menu for selecting emojis, Apple users can now hold over an emoji to bring up a menu to alter the skin tone of that icon. People can also be swapped out of the emojis, swapping men for women and vice versa.
Job professions have been given female and non-binary representation such as pilots, firefighters, judges, chefs and astronauts all being available in the new format.
67 new accessibility-focused emojis have been added, showcasing a variety of wheelchairs, visually impaired people and deaf people. Assistance dogs have also been added.
Though having little to do with diversity and acceptance, a wider selection of shapes and hearts has been added, including brown hearts, white hearts, and about every shape in every colour.