The Unicode Consortium’s draft candidates for Emoji 14.0 are up for approval, and Emojipedia has provided a fantastic look at several of the new emoji that might be on iPhone in the coming year. There are seven new faces in the mix, including melting face and peeping eye, as well as heart hands, person with crown, troll, low battery, x-ray, biting lip, and many more.
Update 9/15:The list of Unicode 14.0/Emoji 14.0 has been completed, and it is identical to the draft we originally saw in July.
Unicode 14.0/Emoji 14.0 has been formally voted on and is completed as of September 14, according to Emojipedia. The most recent version includes 37 entirely new emoji, for a total of 838 new characters when all variants are taken into account. Take a peek at what’s new below, then visit Unicode’s website for all the information.
It’s unclear whether Apple will embrace the new emoji for iOS and macOS this autumn, although the company is known for releasing new features rapidly. However, there is a possibility that they will arrive in 2022.
We don’t know how they’ll all appear or whether they’ll all be accepted because Unicode 14.0 is still in draft stage and hasn’t been voted on yet. Jeremy Burge, an emoji specialist and the founder of Emojipedia, has created detailed drawings (via MacStories) of what we could see when they arrive on iPhone and other devices later this year.
Melting face, face with open eyes and hand over mouth, saluting face, dotted line face, face holding back tears, and face with diagonal lips are among the new emoji faces on the draft list.
Person with crown, heart hands, 25 handshake varieties including heart hands, beans, pregnant person, troll, lotus, empty nest, beans, wheel, low battery, pouring liquid, x-ray, and more are among the new emoji up for approval. When skin tone variations are taken into account, there are almost 100 new emoji on the draft lift.
Emojipedia’s entire sample draft may be seen here. You may also vote for your favorite ones in the World Emoji Awards, which will be revealed on July 17th, World Emoji Day.
Because Emoji 14.0 is still a draft, Jeremy warns that “each emoji is subject to change before final approval in September 2021.” However, in previous years, “the bulk of draft emoji contenders have ended up on the final list.”
In September, the Unicode Consortium will vote on the 14.0 list. Apple is known for bringing newly certified emoji to iOS quickly. These new features might arrive on iPhone this autumn as part of an iOS 15.1 upgrade or something similar.