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Apple releases new emojis

Apple has revealed a look at some of the detailed new emoji set to hit iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac later this year.

The sneak peak, shared in celebration of World Emoji Day, includes everything from male and female zombies to an exploding head smiley face and a breastfeeding woman.

With several new human characters, mystical beings, animals, and food products coming to the ever-growing set of emoji, the firm is seeking to provide even more ways for users to add ‘personality’ to their messages.

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The sneak peak, shared in celebration of World Emoji Day, includes everything from male and female zombies to an exploding head smiley face and a breastfeeding woman. While it's unclear when exactly they will be available, Apple says the update will come 'later this year'

EMOJI USE IN ONLINE DATING 

Last month, mobile dating app Clover analysed data from its users to see which emoji get the most responses when used to start up a conversation. 

Clover analysed 90 million messages from three million users.

It found that just 10 per cent of conversations start with a message that contains an emoji.

Women were found to reply five per cent more often to an opening message with an emoji.

Men were found to reply eight per cent more often.

According to Apple, the new emoji set will include a woman wearing a headscarf, a person with a beard, and a breastfeeding mother.

It will also add a sandwich and coconut to the list of food items, as well as new smiley faces, including star-struck and exploding head characters.

There will also be a slew of mythical creatures, including elves and genies.

And, new animals have made it to the list as well, including a zebra and T-rex.

While it is unclear when Apple will implement the new emoji, rumors suggest they will be available with a new iOS update this autumn.  

The Unicode Consortium released version 10.0.0 late last month, which included everything from fairies and a pretzel to a woman in a steamy shower.

Emojipedia released details on the new emoji, along with a sample image showing visual representations of the additions.

An announcement on Unicode states: 'Unicode 10.0 adds 8,518 characters, for a total of 136,690 characters.

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