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This article was published on April 8, 2015


iOS 8.3 update with racially diverse emoji is now officially available

iOS 8.3 update with racially diverse emoji is now officially available
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Earlier today Apple seeded Yosemite 10.10.3 to OS X users, but folks with mobile devices haven’t been forgotten: the company just released iOS 8.3 as well.

iOS 8.3’s most notable feature is arguably its expanded collection of racially diverse emoji. Any human-looking emoji can be changed by tapping and holding on the icon, and there are more than 300 new ones. We’ve even written a guide on how to use them if you need some help.

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It also includes new languages for Siri, including Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Swedish, Turkish and Portuguese.

And as usual, there are a host of bug fixes and smaller tweaks as well, and Apple is claiming improved performance.

Last month iOS 8.3 Beta 3 became the first version of iOS to be shown off in beta form to the public; previously, the program was offered exclusively to developers.

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