APPLE HAS RELEASED iOS 10.2, the second major update to iOS 10 since it made its debut back in September.
The update, which has been available in public beta for over a month, is available for iPhone and iPad users to download as an over-the-air update now.
It's a big update for people who like speaking in pictures, as iOS 10.2 brings with it than 100 new emoji. The 'shrugging' emoji is clearly the star of the show, but Unicode 9 brings 71 other emoji, which means you can also express yourself using brunch items, a gorilla face and, ladies, a female face-palm emoji. The full list can be viewed here.
Apple is pretty excited about this, and bigged up the new emoji in a post on its website: "iOS 10.2 brings hundreds of highly anticipated emoji to iPhone and iPad with a free software update available today.
"More diverse characters, new professions, expressions like face palm, shrug and fingers crossed, and new emoji representing sports, food, animals and more, can be shared today right from within Messages, the most frequently used app in iOS."
The Unicode Consortium, the group behind the language-destroying emojis, is already discussing the details of Unicode 10, which may include chopsticks, dumplings, fortune cookies and dinosaurs when it arrives next year.
Other new features included in the update include new wallpapers that use the same graphics that were shown off in iPhone 7 marketing materials, a new celebration screen effect in Messages, a "Saved" stories section in the News app, a widget for Apple’s Video app and a new option that maintains the Apple Camera app’s settings between use. µ
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