New Apple emoji include more hair, animals, and superheroes

Here are the 70 new emoji coming to iOS

Apple unveils new emoji on World Emoji Day - news

And gingers: You'll officially be able to express yourself in emoji form when Apple rolls out its iOS 12 software update, most likely sometime this fall.

All of the above have made it into the latest batch of Apple emojis, unveiled to mark "World Emoji Day" on Tuesday.

The Museum of Modern Art in NY has the original 176 emojis housed as a collection and said the trend started out in Japan as simple 12-pixel images to send via text in 1999.

Since it's World Emoji Day, we thought we'd also take a quick look at the history of the characters and how they became such a hit.

Some new emojis include bald people, people with curly hair, people with red hair, people with white hair, and more. Popular emojis include faces representing various emotions, animals and love hearts.

Separately, Apple has released 70 new emojis in celebration of World Emoji Day, and also updated the bio photos of its leadership team with Memoji.

As well as the new hairstyles, exotic animals including a kangaroo, parrot and peacock are set to feature.

New food items have also been added, such as Lettuce, Mango, Mooncake and Cupcake.

"I hope people will try using World Emoji Day as an excuse to lighten up their online communications", said Burge. We'll keep an ear to the ground for more, but for now, head down to the comments section and let us know what you think of these new emoji.

Apple says the free update to iOS 12 brings more expression to every message with new characters for sports, symbols and more.

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