Emoji candidates for 'iOS 13' revealed ahead of iOS 12 unveiling

in iPhone edited June 2018
The Emoji Consortium has unveiled candidates for 2019 additions to its official list, likely only to see the light of day close to the debut of iOS 13.

The 2019 slate of potential emoji includes a wide array of stylized expressions, like the pictured hot and cold faces. Also added are a range of hair options including bald, curly-haired, and white-haired, with a range of skin colors to choose from.

Other inclusions are a supervillain, legs, feet, a tooth, a new bone, goggles, a lab coat, more footwear, a host of animals, and more food.

The Emoji Version 12.0 list will be finalized in March of 2019. While characters may get used in other venues before then, iPhone and iPad users will be out of luck until Apple decides to adopt new symbols.

Emojipedia, the source of the new additions, suggests that if an iOS user get a blank character sent to them in the interim, they should paste it into the Emojipedia search field to see what was sent.

Source: Emojipedia
Source: Emojipedia

While Apple is a member of the group based on its association with the Unicode Working Group, it does not unilaterally choose what to include. Apple may choose to use some, all, or none of the collection in iOS 13, or include them in a late revision to iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 following the official debut.

As a platform holder Apple has been instrumental in shaping the direction of emoji. Earlier this year it submitted 45 possible emoji for people with disabilities, which could likewise be included with Emoji 12.0.


  • Reply 1 of 5
    berndogberndog Posts: 90member
    WoW! Vancouver BC appears to have had a large influence in that process.......
    Can we get an old guy with a crew cut in 2020 please?
     o:)  >:) :D
  • Reply 2 of 5
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member
    The number of emoji is so absurdly high and all over the place that I'm sure the Ancient Egyptians would say WTF are they doing.
    People just pick a few and use always the same.

  • Reply 3 of 5
    cornchipcornchip Posts: 1,397member
    Wait... we’re already talking about iOS 13?
  • Reply 4 of 5
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Orwell quote or Huxley quote, Orwell quote or Huxley quote… 
  • Reply 5 of 5
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,793member
    Leave the things alone, dammit. 

    We keep getting new ones, and emoji are becoming increasingly useless, as older devices, Android devices, or ones that aren’t on the later iOS versions simply won’t display them. 

    And the sender has no way of telling. 
    tallest skil
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