Apple dropped its recent iOS 14 updates but the new features just keep on coming, with the latest version including a gender-neutral Mx Claus emoji.
iPhone users currently have access to iOS 14.0.1, but the tech giant is already looking ahead. Recently they just released an early beta version of iOS 14.2 to developers.
iOS 14.2 will most likely be made available to the public in the coming weeks, and when it drops users will have access to a whole new set of emojis, some of which Apple first previewed earlier this year.
The full set of emojis has now been revealed and introduces some of the most diverse and inclusive icons yet. Emojis include the white, pink, and blue transgender flag, as well as gender variations for people wearing a veil or tuxedo which means users can opt to see a man or woman in either outfit or choose the default gender-neutral design.
Another new emoji is Mx Claus, a gender-inclusive alternative to Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus that shows a person wearing glasses and a festive red and white Christmas hat.
The new emojis also includes a smiling face with tears, two people hugging, people feeding a baby, some new insects, and animals, and a glasses-and-mustache-wearing ‘disguised’ face.
The release of the new emojis comes after the governing body in charge of approving new emojis, the Unicode Consortium, approved 117 new emojis as part of Unicode 13.0 earlier this year.
Social network and operating system companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter were able to draw their own versions of the new emojis and release them on their platforms.