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This article was published on September 9, 2015


These are the new emoji in iOS 9.1

These are the new emoji in iOS 9.1


Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

Former TNW employee

Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

That’s right, we’re getting even more emoji. Apple has included the new emoji from the latest Unicode specification as part of a special iOS 9.1 beta uploaded for developers today.

So many have been added that it’s a little hard to tell what’s new and what isn’t. Here’s what appears to be every new emoji found in iOS 9.1:

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Once you get the update to iOS 9.1 when it’s released at some point in the future — its only available to those with a paid Apple developer account right now — you’ll see a ton of new emoji on the keyboard including taco, unicorn, a stop hand, turkey, burrito and block of cheese.

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It even included the middle finger emoji from the Unicode release, which is also able to be changed with the new skin tone options.

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Almost every category has had new emoji added — we saw a racecar, satellite, prayer beads, award medals, new square images showing camping and a ton more.

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I think my absolute new favorite is this adorable new lion emoji a source sent over.

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iOS 9.1 will likely be released later this year, though Apple hasn’t said anything about when it’ll be available — if there’s any reason to update your phone, it’ll be this.

Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments! 😍

Don’t miss:Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

Updated top emoji screenshot thanks to Kyle Seth Gray

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