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Technology Apple's iOS 13.2 brings gender-neutral emoji options

13:25  29 october  2019
13:25  29 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Apple today released iOS 13 . 2 , the second major update to the iOS and iPadOS 13 operating systems. The new software updates come two Emoji - Over 70 new or updated emoji , including animals, food, activities, new accessibility emoji , gender neutral emoji , and skin tones selection for

🤷 Person Shrugging on Apple iOS 13 . 2 . This is how the 🤷 Person Shrugging emoji appears on Apple iOS 13 . 2 . It may appear differently on other platforms.

On Monday, Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system, introducing 398 new emojis including a comprehensive collection of non-binary people icons.

a close up of a logo: Apple launches a collection of inclusive emojis with iOS 13.2.© Courtesy of Emojipedia Apple launches a collection of inclusive emojis with iOS 13.2.

As of yesterday, iPhone users gained access to nearly 400 new emojis when they updated their devices to iOS 13.2. While new animals, foods, items and shapes have been introduced, most notably, the company added a large collection of gender-neutral icons as well as icons representing people with disabilities. The gender-neutral options will also be available for all humanoid emojis like the merperson, fairy and zombie.

Apple removes Taiwan flag emoji from iOS in Hong Kong

  Apple removes Taiwan flag emoji from iOS in Hong Kong Apple appears to have removed the Taiwan flag from the emoji keyboard of users that have their iOS region set to Hong Kong or Macau, according to a number of local websites, including Hiraku. The change, implemented via a software update, comes not long after the company released its iOS 13 operating system, and highlights the complicated relationship that Apple -- and indeed many American companies -- have with China. Apple's region lock of ROCApple's region lock of ROC Taiwan flag ???????? extended beyond CN devices to HK and Macau's in the iOS/iPadOS 13.1.1 rollout. Interestingly, the new lock only affects the keyboard, and has no problem displaying and is easy to bypass by switching region. https://t.co/RVRKNQyc1lpic.twitter.

🦥 iOS 13 . 2 Emoji Changelog. 😍 First Look: New Emojis in iOS 13 . 2 . ⏩ Unicode Brings Forward Gender Neutral Timeline. 🇹🇼 Apple Hides Taiwan Flag in Hong Kong.

🦥 iOS 13 . 2 Emoji Changelog. 😍 First Look: New Emojis in iOS 13 . 2 . ⏩ Unicode Brings Forward Gender Neutral Timeline. 🇹🇼 Apple Hides Taiwan Flag in Hong Kong.

All can be viewed on Emojipedia.org, the leading emoji reference site.

New in iOS 13.2: A gender-neutral option for nearly all human emojis / /

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The update follows in the footsteps of Google's May emoji launch which brought 53 gender-ambiguous emoji (over 200 if all the skin tones are accounted for) to Pixel users as part of a beta test. The new icons are expected to roll out soon to all Android devices powered by Android Q.

Also being added to the iOS emoji library are people icons sitting in wheelchairs, gesturing in sign language and walking with a cane. Various prosthetic limbs and service dogs are also available in icon form.

Beside these inclusive new emojis, iOS 13.2 also brings users icons like a skunk, a plate of butter, a brown heart and a yawning face. All are available for iPhone users with the free software update, iOS 13.2.

Apple brings Memoji and Animoji to its Clips video creation app .
Memoji and Animoji haven't seen much outside of Messages since Apple introduced them, but you'll be able to get a bit more out of your creations. Apple is bringing them to its Clips video app. You'll be able to add stickers, animated text, filters and more to Memoji and Animoji. Memoji you create in Messages will automatically appear in Clips. You can change Animoji characters in a video even after you've recorded it. Apple has improved the AR functions of Clips too, so emoji, animated stickers and objects such as sunglasses can follow your face as you move around.

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