Apple's iOS 14.2 beta 2 update brings a transgender flag, bubble tea, and ninja emojis to your iPhone.
The iOS 14.2 beta 2 update that Apple released to developers added new emoji characters that users can include in their messages. These emojis include a bubble tea, transgender flag, ninjas, and many more. The inclusion of the new emojis was first reported by Emojipedia.
Emojipedia is an emoji reference site that documents the meaning and typical use of an emoji character included in the Unicode Standard. The site also publishes write-ups and provides search tools for users to track new emoji characters, usage trends, and design changes. Emojipedia is also among those that received Apple's iOS 14.2 beta 2 update for developers, which brought along new emojis like the bubble tea, ninjas, a transgender flag, and more.
According to reports, these new emoji characters are part of the Emoji 13.0 approved and launched by Unicode Consortium early in 2020. Apple reportedly first showed the custom designs of the emoji characters back in July of this year and the recent release of the iOS 14.2 beta 2 for developers is the first time anyone has gotten a real close-up look at the final designs from the Cupertino-based tech giant.
Emojipedia explained everything new in Apple's emoji release, which includes the bubble tea, ninjas, a transgender flag, brought to the iPhone by the iOS 14.2 beta 2 update for developers. The emoji search site noted that two new emojis that were not seen in Apple devices until today are the Disguised Face and Smiling Face with Tear.
The iOS 14.2 beta 2 update for developers, which brought a transgender flag, bubble tea, and ninjas to the iPhone, also marked the first time Apple included gender variations for those that wear a Veil or Tuxedo, which now feature gender-neutral designs. In the past, the figure of a man wears a tuxedo while a figure of a woman wears a veil. The Unicode Consortium has since reclassified the emojis as gender-neutral in Emoji 13.0, which paved the way for options for men or women to wear either of the two, in addition to the default design.
The iOS 14.2 beta 2 update brought a total of 117 new emoji characters to the iPhone, iPad, and the Mac, including ninjas, a transgender flag, and the bubble tea. The update also featured different skin tone options, as well as a new gender-inclusive option, and many more. Every year, Apple features new emoji options for an update to that particular year's major iOS release. The company does this to attract users to update their devices to the most recent and secure versions of its iOS.