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iOS 14.5 will include new emojis that promote inclusivity

By Kenny Yeo - on 19 Feb 2021, 5:51pm

iOS 14.5 will include new emojis that promote inclusivity

(Image source: Apple)

The latest beta of iOS 14.5 adds a bunch of new emojis that promote inclusivity, vaccines, and Apple's very own AirPod Max.

The highlight here is new skin tone variations for the couples kissing and couples with heart emojis. This can be customised for gender-neutral, two men, two women, and man and woman couples.

Person with beard and woman with beard. (Image source: Apple)

There's also the option to specify woman with beard or man with beard, along with a gender-neutral option person with beard.

They are also new smileys and hearts emojis. The new smileys are exhaling face, face with spiral eyes, and face in clouds smiley.

As for hearts, there's hearts on fire and mending heart.

Mending heart and face with spiral eyes. (Image source: Apple)

Finally, iOS 14.5 will also have some redesigned emojis. One notable change is the headphone emoji which will now show Apple's AirPods Max.

The new syringe and headphone emoji. (Image source: Apple)

The other change is the syringe, which has been updated so that it no longer shows blood. This makes it more versatile and can be used when discussing vaccinations.

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