Apple adds to iOS 13.2, yawning face, and flamingo to the emoji keyboard.
A more diverse keyboard adds options like people holding hands with a mixture of skin tones, people in wheelchairs, with a hearing aid or cane.
Many of those designs were first previewed earlier this year in celebration of World Emoji Day and were made available to iOS beta testers earlier this month.
iOS 13.2 introduces a complete of 398 new emoji designs to Apple devices: 230 from Emoji 12.0 and 168 from Emoji 12.1. This makes Apple the primary emoji vendor to implement the recommendations of Emoji 12.1 – but a month since it had been first announced.
Of the 398 new emoji designs, 61 are for newly designated codepoints that were added to Unicode 12 back in March. The remaining 337 are new zero-width-joiner (ZWJ) sequences.
In addition to the massive number of latest emojis, iOS 13.2 also updates a substantial number of previously-available designs.
A total of 265 designs are modified, with 255 of those changes being made within the name of presenting people during a more gender-neutral fashion. These changes make Apple’s designs more according to how the Unicode Consortium defines person-focused emojis that don’t specifically cite a gender and are available after similar updates by Google and JoyPixels in recent months.