iOS 11 brought with it many new features, including a Files app, an updated Control Center, and a new app dock for the iPad. Today Apple revealed another new feature coming with the iOS 11.1 update that may excite more people than iOS 11’s new features.
Apple has confirmed that "hundreds" of new emoji are coming with the iOS 11.1 update. These emoji are adapted from the approved characters in Unicode 10 and include more smiley faces, clothing, food types, animals, gender-neutral characters, and mythical creatures.
Some of the emoji coming in iOS 11 include a vampire, a mermaid, a giraffe, broccoli, pie, a sled, gloves, a scarf, a face with a monocle, and the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.
Apple hasn’t said when iOS 11.1 will be released to the public, but these new emoji will be available in the iOS 11.1 beta 2 update that’ll be available to developers and public testers next week.
Emoji are a big deal, and so the addition of hundreds of new emoji are sure to get people excited about iOS 11.1.