It Don’t Matter If Your Black Or White: Apple Is Adding Some Diversity To Their Emojis

February 25, 2015 0


Much has been made about the Emojis that are on Apple products and they lack of color. All that is about to change with a upcoming update.

According to theNextWeb,

Apple has today delivered a new beta of OS X to developers that comes with a major new feature: diverse emoji.

A tipster sent in these screenshots of the new emoji palette found in OS X 10.10.3. You can now click and hold on any emoji to change the skin tone. The same emoji are appearing in iOS 8.3 beta 2 as well.

The new emoji feature a range of skin tone options and a new “neutral” default of yellow, which is required by the Unicode specification to be “non-realistic.”

There’s a ton of new family emojis to cover off different family composition.

The new emoji were made possible thanks to a change in the Unicode standardcalled the “skin tone modifier” which allows users to select the tone of compatible emoji.

There’s no release date for iOS 8.3 or OS X 10.10.3 yet, but Apple is reportedly planning a public beta program which will kick off in mid-March.

What do y’all think of these new emoji’s? Let us know below and stay tuned to HHS1987 for all your Tech news.

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