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Here Are The Emojis Coming to iOS 12

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They might not come with the first iOS 12 update for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but Apple plans to bring more than 70 new emojis to iOS 12 later this year.

Late last year, the Unicode Consortium released a list of emoji candidates for 2018. The list included red-haired emojis, a mango, a bar of soap, an abacus, DNA, and a whole lot more.

Today, Apple’s confirmed plans to bring many of these emojis to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices capable of running its upcoming iOS 12 update.

To celebrate World Emoji Day, Apple’s highlighted the emojis that’ll make their way to¬†iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac later this year inside of a free software update to iOS 12.

The list includes red hair, gray hair, and curly hair emoji characters, a new emoji for bald people, and a variety of new smiley faces including a cold face, party face, pleading face and a face with hearts.

Also included are a kangaroo, a peacock, a parrot, a lobster, and new food emojis including a mango, lettuce, cupcake, and moon cake. You can get a look at these emojis, and many others, at the links below.

 

Apple is currently testing the iOS 12 update in a beta for developers and the general public. Those who don’t wish to pay for a developer account can try the iOS 12 beta for free via the company’s Beta Software Program.

The iOS 12 beta comes with a wide range of changes, but these emojis aren’t included in the iOS 12 beta. Apple typically doesn’t include new emojis in the first version of its new operating system. It typically rolls them out a few weeks later inside of a milestone upgrade.

Apple hasn’t confirmed its plans, but these emojis should emerge inside of an iOS 12.1 or iOS 12.2 update sometime this fall. The first version of iOS 12 will likely arrive in September alongside Apple’s new iPhones and iPads.

In addition to new emoji characters, the iOS 12 will bring new Animoji to iPhone X users and a new feature called Memoji. Like Animoji, Memoji are are animated characters, but instead of animals and creatures, Memoji look like actual people.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 12.4 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 12.4 for Better Security

Install iOS 12.4 for Better Security

If you're on the fence, here's one of the best reasons to install iOS 12.4.

If you value your device's security, you'll want to download iOS 12.4 in the near future because it brings important security patches for your device. 

iOS 12.4 brings 19 security patches to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you're interested in the specifics, you can read about them on Apple's security site

If you skipped iOS 12.3, your iOS 12.4 update carries iOS 12.3's security patches on board. The iOS 12.3 update brought 23 patches and you can read about all of them right here

If you skipped iOS 12.2, you'll get its security patches with your version of iOS 12.4.

iOS 12.2 brought a whopping 41 security patches to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in March. You can read more about the iOS 12.2's patches over on the company's website

It's important to note that Apple's iOS 12.2 update patched up an exploit that allowed websites to use motion sensors to "fingerprint" devices.

The exploit, discovered by researchers in Europe, uses JavaScript to snag data from a device's accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer when the user visits an infected website. If the attack is successful, a device can be tracked around the internet. 

Fortunately, Apple's patched up the issue. If you skipped it, you'll probably want to move to iOS 12.4 soon.

If you skipped iOS 12.1.4, you get four important security patches including fixes for a widespread FaceTime eavesdropping bug that lets you call someone via FaceTime and hear the audio coming from their phone before they pick up the phone.

If you skipped iOS 12.1.3, you get some additional patches with your version of iOS 12.4. Again, they're baked into your upgrade.

Apple lists a grand total of 23 patches on board iOS 12.1.3 and you can read about all of them over on Apple's website. 

If you skipped iOS 12.1.1, you'll want to install the iOS 12.4 update on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch today. 

The iOS 12.1.1 update brought 17 patches for potential security exploits. They'll will help protect your phone. You can read about them here.

If you skipped iOS 12.1, you'll get the 24 patches from that update with your version of iOS 12.4. If you skipped iOS 12.0.1, your iOS 12.4 update brings two additional patches. Both patches are for potential lock screen exploits.

If you skipped iOS 12.0, and you're still running iOS 11.4.1 or below, your iOS 12.4 update comes with a longer list of security updates. 

The iOS 12.0 update delivered 16 patches for security issues. You can read about all of them over on Apple's security page.

In addition to those patches, iOS 12 delivers new security features aimed at protecting you and the data you store on your device. These include:

  • Enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking cross-site browsing without your permission
  • Suppresses ad retargeting by reducing advertisers’ ability to identify iOS devices uniquely
  • Strong and unique passwords are suggested automatically when creating an account or changing a password in most apps and in Safari
  • Reused passwords are flagged in Settings > Passwords & Accounts
  • Security code AutoFill presents one-time security codes sent over SMS as suggestions in the QuickType bar
  • Sharing passwords with contacts is easier than ever using AirDrop from Passwords & Accounts in Settings
  • Siri supports quickly navigating to a password on an authenticated device 

Long story short, if you store sensitive data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you have some really good reasons to upgrade to iOS 12.4 today.

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