iOS 14.2 beta 2 has now rolled out to developers, and the update includes a variety of new emoji for users. First reported by Emojipedia, the new emoji include bubble tea, a transgender flag, seal, feather, and more.
As part of the Emoji 13.0 release by the Unicode Consortium, the list of these new emoji was already approved earlier this year. Apple had first previewed these custom designs back in July, and it is finally now, in September, that we get a look at the final designs of these emoji from Apple.
Emojipedia explains what’s new in this release:
Two emojis not seen from Apple until today include Smiling Face with Tear and Disguised Face.
This is also the first time Apple’s gender variations for people wearing a Tuxedo or Veil have been seen.
Prior releases assigned a man to wear the tuxedo and a woman to wear a veil, but these have been reclassified by Unicode as gender neutral emojis in Emoji 13.0, paving the way for consistent options for women or men to wear either, in addition to the default person design.
A total of 117 new emoji are coming to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users this year, with different skin tone options, new gender-inclusive options, and more.
The iOS 14 will make finding a new emoji even easier with the option to search the collection of emoji characters. Although this feature has been present on Mac for several years now, it had not made its way to the iPad just yet, even with this year’s release of iPadOS 14.
iOS 14.2 beta 2 is available to developers now while a release for public beta testers will come very soon.