Emojis are a widely popular and addictive form of communication in social media and messaging applications. People use these small stickers to express their emotions and feelings better, which has lent them the name emojis. There is already a wide variety of different emojis in all smartphones and operating systems. However, the OEMs are looking to always introduce some more new ones.

July 17 being World Emoji Day, Apple revealed some of the new emojis that it will soon be adding into its devices, which include iOS, macOS, and watchOS. The new emojis will be arriving on these platforms later in the year. It is believed that these fun new stickers will arrive on the iPhones and iPads in the form of the new iOS 11 platform.

Apple to add new emojis

Apple announced on Monday that will bring new emojis to all its platforms sometime later this year and also offered a glimpse of what the new offering would include. The images reveal that the company has placed special emphasis on the fantasy world this time around with emojis for faeries, elves, zombies, Jurassic Park inspired ones, and many others.

Other interesting additions include the vomiting emoji and the exploding smiley face, along with a zebra and genie. A headscarf wearing women and a breast feeding mother are some of the other new emojis which Apple showed off on Monday. It remains to be seen whether these particular emojis were really necessary to be added or whether Apple just wanted to commemorate the World Emoji Day.

Apple also transformed the name of movies in their App Store.

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For Monday only, the company replaced the actual names of movies in the App Store with emojis which represent the names of those films. This acted as a cryptic game for people who wanted to download the movies into their iPhones and iPads.

How new emojis are launched

A special form of characters is required to create the emojis by any company. On June 20, the Unicode Consortium added 56 new emojis and their corresponding text characters. Apple is making use of these new characters known as the Unicode 10 Standard. The Consortium is only responsible for the emojis and the text that they are assigned to. The OEMs are responsible for designing the emoji itself and releasing it to the public.

It remains to be seen just how popular these new emojis eventually become after their release. Currently, the older set of emojis will be present but the new ones will most likely hit devices once the iOS 11 and Sierra update for the macOS rolls out.