Apple are apparently working with the Unicode Consortium in order to get some more diversity into their emoji pictures. Katie Cotton, Apple’s VP of Corporate Communications, explains in an email reply to MTV Act‘s Joey Parker, who raised the issue:
“Our emoji characters are based on the Unicode standard, which is necessary for them to be displayed properly across many platforms. There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.”
There’s no firm date for an emoji upgrade until the Unicode issue is sorted.
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