New emoji’s included in the iOS 10.2 update, You should update

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Apple earlier today released the first developer beta of iOS 10.2 and included among the handful of changes is a variety of new emoji. New emoji are generally one of the most popular additions with an iOS update and iOS 10.2 is full of them. Read on as we highlight what’s new…


There are a variety of new emoji included in iOS 10.2, including new faces, new food and drinks, new characters, and more. Headlining the new additions are emoji for a clown face, bacon, a person taking a selfie, and a sideways laughing face.

The new emoji come as part of Unicode 9.0, which includes some 72 new emoji. That consists of 22 new “Smileys and People,” 18 new “Food and Drink,” and a variety of other new “Activities,” “Animals,” and “Objects.”

Below are a few of the new emoji:

  • Sideways laughing face
  • Clown
  • Bacon
  • Selfie
  • Whiskey glass
  • Cowboy hat face
  • Sneezing face
  • Redesigned alien
  • Shaking hands
  • Thumbs down

Apple has been relatively efficient with adding new emoji with the more recent iOS releases. iOS 10 included over 100 new emoji, including the controversial new water gun. iOS 9.1 also included new emoji for things such as tacos, unicorn, and a middle finger. Apple has even went as far as to ask the Unicode Consortium to add new emoji.

Apple’s iOS 10.2 beta is shaping up to be the most expressive iPhone and iPad update yet, with new emojis that symbolize what we type out all of the time.

There are more than 72 new emojis in today’s developer beta, and it finally gives us an even shorter way of saying “I don’t know,” thanks to a shrug emoji.

The universal shrug symbol is joined by the more hopeful emoji titled “Hand With Index And Middle Fingers Crossed,” according to Emojipedia.

Better known as “fingers crossed,” this emoji gives you an illustrative way to say something like “Hoping that backordered Jet Black iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus comes in soon. Fingers crossed!”

When it’s delivery date is still mid-November, you can go ahead of use the all-new iOS 10.2 emoji “Face Palm,” available in male and female genders to accurately capture your mood.

We’ll have more iOS 10 update news as we further explore iOS 10.1, and also let you know what’s new with the watchOS 3.1.1 and macOS 10.12.2 updates.

And for the real show, below is a screenshot gallery of all the emojis you’ll get as part of iOS 10.2. One has to wonder when we’ve reached peak emoji…but for now:

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