Here are all the new emoji that could come to your iPhone later this year
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Here are all the new emoji that could come to your iPhone later this year


Emojipedia just announced the new emoji that are likely coming later this year to your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices. The 15.0 update will bring some nice additions so users can express themselves better. Here are the figures on the draft list that could be coming soon to your Apple device.

This is the eighth year that Emojipedia shows a preview of what emoji people might see in the future on their phones. As of now, a shaking face; two pushing hands; and plain pink, gray, and light-blue hearts are some of the candidates.

“Ahead of World Emoji Day, Emojipedia has created sample designs for each candidate emoji. While some might not make the cut, most presented for approval are historically confirmed,” says a blog post.

A donkey, jellyfish, hair pick, and a khanda are also candidates for Emoji 15.0. More important than all of them, a goose could finally make the cut for the next update.

The blog post notes that although this is only a draft emoji list, which means each figure is subject to change prior to final approval in September 2022, “the majority of the candidates have ended up included on the final list over the last number of years – including every emoji we previewed from last year’s.”

It’s also worth noting that while Emoji 14.0 contained 112 recommendations, and the previous iteration 334, update 15.0 contains only 31 recommended figures. In addition, it’s the first time there are no new people figures in this batch of recommendations.

The blog post also gives a few other tidbits about the candidates for the next update:

  • The new Donkey emoji will mean that the animal mascots of both major political parties in the United States of America will have emoji versions (joining the 🐘 Elephant);
  • The Rightwards Pushing Hand and Leftwards Pushing Hand should have great combinational power with other emojis;
  • The new Black Bird emoji joins 🐈‍⬛ Black Cat and 🐻‍❄️ Polar Bear as color-based variations on existing figure animals, implemented via zero width joiner (ZWJ) sequences;
  • Amusingly, the codepoint of the Moose emoji is “FACE” (U+1FACE). Whether or not vendors decide to show just its head like our Emojipedia Sample Image or display the full-bodied creature will have to be seen.

Below, you find all the emoji that could be available later this year:

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