People Are Freaking Out Over Apple’s New Emoji
It’s been a big year for emoji: We got some new emoji a couple months back, Apple realized their social importance and influence and we even learned of an upcoming emoji movie. When we communicate a large part of the time via text or Twitter, where space is precious, emoji are super important — thank goodness we are getting even more new emoji with the release of iOS 10.2. The public beta was just released, so we should see the official release very soon!
There are some new emoji that we couldn’t be more excited about, like all of the awesome #girlboss choices. We also got bacon, avocado and facepalm (finally!)! Twitter is excited too:
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) November 1, 2016
iOS 10.2 brings the facepalm emoji! Too bad it isn’t a rendering of Capt. Picard.
— Jared Smith (@jaredwsmith) November 1, 2016
We agree. Apple seems to be in tune with current events but a little unaware of current memes, apparently. We also spotted a gorilla and a clown — which we are NOT too sure about. And neither are people on Twitter:
Apple thinks they're funny to put a clown emoji now… "🤡"
….. 😐 mmm no
— Dazley Morales (@PainPrideLove) November 2, 2016
THERES A CLOWN EMOJI NOW IM NEVER USING EMOJIS AGAIN
— sara misses n&b (@shieIdtroye) November 1, 2016
Is the new clown emoji supposed to be in conjunction with current events ? Do not want. pic.twitter.com/OJEjQvND6j
— Kate Flowers (@kflowers) November 1, 2016
And quite a few people put two and two together with the new gorilla emoji:
glad harambe's legacy will live on in the new emoji update pic.twitter.com/qc1EmVJ1ny
— selfiet (@tylerfbradley) November 1, 2016
APPLE IS ADDING A GORILLA EMOJI DO THEY KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL USE IT AS HARAMBE
— aly (@ultsebaek) November 1, 2016
Harambe will b further remembered through the new emoji pic.twitter.com/Ajs7yisx1i
— Meme Cuisine (@MemeandCuisine) November 1, 2016
We aren’t sure if Apple decided to include these because of recent events or it’s just a poorly timed coincidence, but either way that clown is seriously creepy. You should also enjoy your last few days with the beloved peach, as Apple decided to destroy our sexting game by making the peach look less like a butt and more like a simple, innocent fruit.
They're changing the peach emoji so it won't look like a butt? Kiss my 🍑, Unicode 9.0.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 2, 2016
for everyone complaining about the new peach emoji 🍑 pic.twitter.com/48vIhrtEJX
— ☻ TIGER WANG ✌ (@tigerwang) November 2, 2016
#RIP. At least we still have eggplant.
Which emoji are you most excited to see? Let us know @BritandCo!