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iOS 14.2 Beta 2 introduces new emojis including bubble tea, a transgender flag, ninjas and more



New emojis in iOS 14.2 Beta 2

iOS 14.2 Beta 2 brings with it new, specially designed emojis that are part of Unicode Emoji v13.0.

The Unicode Consortium, an organization responsible for setting international standards for text representation in all modern software products, releases a new set of emoji every year. And this emoji set has been adopted by big companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft in their products and services. The organization had unveiled Unicode Emoji v1

3.0 in January this year. The new set of emojis brought with them 117 new emojis.

Apple usually offers a new set of emoji with the release of a new version of the operating system. When Unicode Emoji v13.0 was released earlier this year, it was expected that Apple will offer the new set of emoji for its products by the end of this year. Apple also previewed custom designs for these new Emojis back in July. But when Apple released the all-new iOS 14 Beta 1 to developers a few days ago, it did not come with new Emojis.

Today, Apple has released iOS 14.2 Beta 2 to developers, and this version of the firmware brings with it the long-awaited specially designed versions of new emojis that are part of Unicode Emoji v13.0.

So far, there is no specific information on how many new emojis that iOS 14.2 Beta 2 provides. Reports, however, suggest that there are two brand new emoji, a smiling face with a tear and a disguised face. Apple has also included gender-inclusive options, different skin tones and emoji for bubble tea, a transgender flag, seal, feathers and more.

There are a total of 117 new emojis that will soon be offered in beta software releases of iOS, iPadOS and macOS. And these emojis will be rolled out to the public with the stable release of the new firmware by the end of this year.

[Source: EmojiPedia]