Apple adds new gender-neutral emojis to iOS11

Sam Warner
Photo credit: Apple

From Digital Spy

Apple have unveiled a selection of new emojis for their new iOS update, including gender-neutral faces and new flags.

The new emojis – which were approved by the standards authority for the emoji language, the Unicode Consortium – come with the new iOS11 update.

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Alongside new Scottish, Welsh and English flag emojis, there are also plenty of cute animals to send to your friends, among them giraffes, hedgehogs, zebras and even a dinosaur.

There are also apple pie, dumpling and broccoli emojis, as well as coat, gloves and scarves for the coming autumn months.

Photo credit: Apple

Related: Here's how to fix iOS11 if it sucks your iPhone battery dry

An orange love heart has also been added, as well as a sign-language gesture for "I love you", which has been a long time coming as activists have campaigned for years for ASL emojis.

Apple previewed a raft of new emojis back on World Emoji Day on July 17, and they're part of the update too, including more diverse faces such as a woman in a headscarf and a bearded man.

While iOS11 is providing plenty of new features, it has also been a drain on many users' battery lives after just a few hours of use.

Luckily, we have rounded up user recommendations to preserve your phone juice in this handy guide.

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