Apple adding 59 new emojis to its keyboard

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Apple is also dropping a number of new accessibility-related emoji, including an ear with a hearing aid, a deaf person, a guide dog, a wheelchair, and a robotic arm.

Following in its tradition of unveiling new emoji designs on the annual and worldwide World Emoji Day, Apple has published images of a few icons expected to arrive later this year.

Otherwise, we continue in the momentum of past year with new combinations of skin colors, gender and emojis related to mobility for people with disabilities.

All said, there will be 59 new emoji on iPhones and 65 on Android phones, not including the various skin tones and gender options.

Apple will introduce disability-themed emojis in a move created to "bring even more diversity to the keyboard".

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The emoji, destined to arrive as part of an update to iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS later this year, brings a large update to the Holding Hands emoji typically used to represent couples and relationships.

Let's hope that we continue to see even more diversity and recognition of different experiences when it comes to emoji and the way that people are able to express themselves online, including through emoji, in the future.

Google states that, as of Android Q, any Emoji that doesn't have a gender specified in its Unicode documentation will default to a "gender ambiguous design".

Apple's new emojis will be available in the fall with a free software update for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

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