Apple Wants to Add These 5 New Emoji Professions to Unicode
Apple has requested to the Unicode Consortium to consider adding five new emoji professions. In a letter sent to the Unicode Technical Committee, longtime Apple software engineer Peter Edberg, shared five mockups he believed should be included.
The letter request—dated August 12, 2016—shows mockups detailing an artist, astronaut, firefighter, judge and pilot, to be available in both sexes and additional races.
Unicode recently approved 72 new emoji, with most available in iOS 10 beta. Apple also previously stated emojis in iOS 10 now “brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.”
Given Apple’s close working relationship with Unicode, expect these to be approved, but there’s no word on when they’ll make their way into iOS 10.