Apple is planning to release a bunch of new emoji characters for iOS with the 11.1 release. There’s a myriad of new emoji such as vampires and wizards, just in time for Halloween, and a scarf and sled in time for the winter. The selection also includes other general things such as foods, smiley faces, and animals.
In its announcement, Apple wrote:
“The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.”
The new emoji will ship next week inside the developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, according to the announcement. The updated emoji will find their way to all of Apple’s operating systems, which include iOS, macOS, and watchOS, in due course.