Posted by Kendall Wenaas
In addition to the typical bug fixes and improved performance, Apple’s newest iOS update came with a much-needed, redesigned emoji keyboard.
Besides some new national flags—Canada’s has finally made the list—new animals and other assorted icons have been added.
But perhaps the most important change is in the people emojis. They’ve all been turned yellow—until you click on them. Then five different skin and hair color combinations pop up.
And it’s not just the standard smiling faces that have gotten an update, almost all emojis that have to do with people now have skin tone options. For example, the hand signals—and Santa Claus.
A few people emojis have been exempt, though. The collection of families and couples are now only available in yellow. But they’ve been updated too. There’s now a large number of family and couple types.
There’s a two men option, a two women option, two men and a baby, two women and two babies, etc. Had Apple tried to add different skin ton options to the families, though, there would have been an infinite number of pages.
Unfortunately, while most people applaud Apple for this change, some people are still upset. One of the complaints? The continuing lack of a taco emoji.
What do you think about the emojis? What did Apple forget?