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iOS 13.1 Brings ‘Accuracy Update’ to Emojis Such as Squid, Octopus and More

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With today’s release of iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13 and tvOS 13, Apple has also tweaked emojis as well, part of an ‘accuracy update’, reports Emojipedia:

A total of 24 emoji designs have been changed in iOS 13.1, amongst which there are gestures towards greater anatomical and historical accuracy.

Emojipedia Apple iOS 13 1 Emoji Changelog Selection Image



Below are some of the emoji changes noted by Emojipedia:

  • Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face Blowing a Kiss and Smiling Cat Face with Heart Eyes: now uses heart emoji for eyes instead of distinct heart shape
  • Octopus: front two arms now have suckers
  • Squid: fake news siphon dropped from the centre of the face
  • Mosquito: gets an anatomically correct sixth leg
  • Jigsaw: now green instead of blue; possibly to avoid confusion with an Autism awareness group
  • Abacus: beads now show vertically; the proper way it should be used

These emoji updates are available in iOS 13.1, iPadOS 13 and will be coming soon to macOS Catalina when it releases in October.

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