Emojis are apparently a big thing, and people really have opinions about emojis. Apparently they’re a big deal, and apparently people aren’t terribly happy with the options that are out there. People want more diversity, and it’s not a surprise that Apple and the Unicode Consortium are willing to make that happen. Apple is making emojis more diverse, with a variety of racial and ethnic options.
When you tap and hold on a face, hand, or person, another six skin tones pop up, provided it’s appropriate for the character. There’s no way to change the color of the space invader or the skull or whatever, but the people can all change colors at will. They’re also adding a host of new flag options, making the smartphone into an iPhone 6, AND changing the watch into a smart watch. I’m sure there are some other changes being made, but these are the big ones, and they’re the ones people seem to want the most.
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