Good news, iPhone users! The next iOS update is currently in dev preview and is reportedly repping 300 new emojis including racially diverse variants of existing graphics.
Working on a press-and-hold system, you will be able to switch between the generic pasty faces to a skin tone of your choice or even the controversy-ducking classic yellow smiley shade. On top of this, family groupings are also much more varied which means your familial squad is bound to be included.
The iOS 8.3 beta 2 public trial period is expected to launch mid-March and along with the updates that address modern values, Apple have also addressed their modern products with a refurbishment of existing tech emojis to reflect their new product lines. Say goodbye to the thick wristwatch emoji, it’s going to be an Apple Watch now. I expect ones like the fax machine will probably remain the same (but you never know, bruh).
There’ll also be a new set of flags which means every poor sap I know will endure overtly-patriotic messages every. single. time. I get in touch with anyone ever for any reason.
If this news hasn’t got you excited, there’s another update coming (iOS 8.4) with a whole slew of rumoured new content including a new voice for Siri and Apple’s secretive music streaming service. To me, that’s more of a negative than a positive given my network service provider already has trouble giving me a fair data allowance and the space on my iPhone is severely limited by the OS memory-hogging presence but I’m going to be too busy playing with all my new Emojis to care.