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Finally – the diverse emoji are here.
Earlier today, iOS 8.3 became available for download and while some past updates have been minor enough to look over, this is not one of them. Much criticism has surrounded Apple’s lack of emoticon diversity and as it turns out, they’ve been listening. The biggest change you can find in the latest software update are the aforementioned new emojis to reflect people of different skin tones, cultures, and sexual orientations.
The default color for every emoji will now be yellow instead of white. You can find family emoji that consist of same-sex couples, as well as new races for almost every face icon. New flags will also be included.
What do you think of Apple’s new emojis? Could the middle finger emoji come with the next update? We can only hope.
PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter