From breastfeeding to zombie: Apple previews new emojis

The Emoji Movie earns Guinness World Record as revellers assemble dressed as their favourite icons

The Emoji Movie earns Guinness World Record as revellers assemble dressed as their favourite icons

For the purely fantastical texters, this latest update will include a zombie emoji, and elf emoji, and a genie emoji.

The rest of us are celebrating the fourth annual World Emoji Day by imagining the world of possibilities for the new emojis Apple says are coming out later this year.

Though the firm is set to make the new emoiji available later this year, the exact date when Apple will implement the new emoji is unclear. I'm guessing that someone, somewhere will stir up controversy over emoji that reflect breastfeeding in public and headscarves in a positive light, because that's somehow the world we live in now.

Cook made the announcement on Twitter, with a gif preview of some of the new emojis to be released.

The Emoji Movie earns Guinness World Record as revellers assemble dressed as their favourite icons

Perhaps the most spectacular of the lot is a new vomiting face, which shows the yellow emoji spewing sick out of its mouth.

In the meantime, here is a close look at 12 new emoji designs that will be coming to all Apple devices over the next few months.

The new emojis are technically a set of emojis that are launching as part of Unicode 10.0, the standard set for emoticons.

The App Store is highlighting apps that will let users create or use emoji in a fun way and the iTunes Store is featuring emoji in place of certain movie titles. New smiley face emoji include one with stars for eyes and another with a mushroom cloud from a nuclear detonation exploding its head.

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