Emojipedia, in anticipation of World Emoji Day on Monday, has released sample designs for the new emojis. These will be up for approval by September. Emoji version 15.1 includes 108 characters, when you consider skin tone and gender variations.
The new emoji is expected to be available on iOS, iPadOS, as well as macOS. iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS 15 are slated for a fall release, but it’s likely the new emoji will be added in early 2024—iOS 16.4 added more than 20 new emoji in March. Apple designs its own emoji, so these samples will not be the same.
Most of the new emojis are variations of six different directionality-based emojis with a total 108 combinations. These include Person Walking, person Running, person Kneeling with White Cane and Person in Manual Wheelchair. The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee says this group of emoji would be “the first full-bodied people emojis to have an explicitly-stated direction from Unicode.” For example, nearly all of Apple’s existing emoji in this group are left-facing.
Also, there are several new emojis, such as a phoenix, brown mushroom and lime. Here’s a list of the new emoji, with links to their…