After the official launch of the iPhone 13 series, iPad 9, iPad mini 6, and other products, the company also announced the official version of iOS 15. According to the company, this system will be released for iPhones as a free software OTA update on Monday, September 20. According to Apple Insider reports, the Apple iOS 15 comes with over 100 new emojis. Some of the emojis are quite funny including a pregnant man, melting face, and so on. There are also several skin tone changes, which add diversity to the information in future iOS 15 updates.
The Unicode Consortium drafts new emojis in the official Unicode specification every year. The Unicode 14.0 specification includes 37 new emojis for other companies to copy into their emoji libraries. After the new emojis are approved, Apple, Google, Facebook, and other companies draft their emoji versions and publish them to each platform. Apple often uses new emojis as the early appeal of its new operating system.
New emojis are always interesting
These emojis have official names and descriptions, and each has a sample picture provided by Emojipedia as a preview. Apple’s emojis often look similar to samples but contain a lot of details in the characters. Melting face, saluting face, pregnant man, hand-made heart, beans, spherical mirror, and low-battery battery constitute a few representatives of the new emoji selection. The hand selection and some emoticons have skin colour changes.
Emojipedia aims to achieve representativeness when choosing emojis. It considers multiple needs from different climes including public needs. For example, people often ask for a pink heart, which will be considered in the 15th edition of Unicode in 2022. Since the approved list has been published, it is up to each platform to draft their emoticons and submit them to users. We look forward to seeing these new emojis in an update later in 2021.
Apple iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 supported devices
iPhones / iPod Touch
- 2020: iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 mini, 12 Pro Max, and iPhone SE (2020)
- 2019: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
- 2018: iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
- 2017: iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X
- 2016: iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone SE (1st gen)
- 2015: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s, iPod Touch (7th gen)
- Apple iPad (8th Gen)
- iPad (7th Gen)
- iPad (6th Gen)
- Apple iPad (5th Gen)
- iPad Air (4th Gen)
- iPad Air (3rd Gen)
- Apple iPad Air (2nd Gen)
- iPad Mini (5th Gen)
- iPad Mini (4th Gen)
- Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (5th Gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (4th Gen)
- Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd Gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Gen)
- Apple iPad Pro 11 (3rd Gen)
- iPad Pro 11 (2nd Gen)
- Apple iPad Pro 11 (1st Gen)
- iPad Pro 10.5 (2nd Gen)
- Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (1st Gen)