Apple on Thursday released the first beta of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 to developers. While we don’t yet know exactly what changes with today’s updates, we can already confirm that the latest iOS and iPadOS betas add new emoji for iPhone and iPad users.
New emoji coming with iOS 16.4
These new emoji are part of the Unicode Standard for Emoji Update 15.0, which was announced in July 2022. Among the new emoji there are icons for a shaking face, a goose, a hyacinth, and a plain pink heart. The new emoji have also been added to macOS Ventura 13.3 and watchOS 9.4.
It’s worth noting that users running previous versions of iOS, macOS, and other operating systems won’t be able to see the new emoji, even when someone who has already updated their device sends them.
iOS 16.4 introduces many other new features. This includes the ability to enable push notifications for web apps, new Shortcuts actions, 5G Standalone support, and iMessage previews for Mastodon posts. iOS 16.4 beta 1 is only available for registered developers at this point.
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