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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 11.4.1 & 8 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 11.4.1 for Better Security

Install iOS 11.4.1 for Better Security

Apple's iOS 11.4.1 update comes with 15 patches for potential security issues. If you value your security, you should think about installing it today.

iOS 11.4.1 also comes with a USB Restricted Mode that disables the Lightning port on your iPhone or iPad if a device hasn't been unlocked or connected to a computer using a passcode within a certain amount of time. 

The new setting is located in Settings > Face ID/Touch ID & Passcode. There you’ll see a new toggle for USB Accessories. It's toggled off by default. 

This provides an added layer of protection and prevents the use of cracking tools like GrayKey.

If you skipped iOS 11.4, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with 30+ patches aimed at improving your device's security. This makes it an essential download for most iPhone and iPad users. 

If you missed any of Apple's previous iOS updates, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with a lot more.

If you skipped iOS 11.3.1, your version of iOS 11.4.1 comes with iOS 11.3.1's four security patches.

If you skipped iOS 11.3, your iOS 11.4.1 update comes with 27 additional patches for potential exploits. Those of you lingering on iOS 11.2.6 would be wise to make the move sooner rather than later.

If you missed iOS 11.3, your iOS 11.4.1 update also includes a new privacy feature. When an Apple feature wants to use your personal information, an icon now appears with a link to access detailed information about how your data will be used and protected.

If you're running iOS 11.2.5 or older, you're currently exposed to an issue that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iOS-powered device and block access to the Messages app. It can also block apps like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Outlook, and WhatsApp.

The iOS 11.2.6 update's main purpose was to patch up this issue. If you skipped iOS 11.2.6, you'll get these enhancements with iOS 11.4.1.

If you skipped iOS 11.2.5, you'll get 10 additional security patches including one for the malicious chaiOS link exploit.

If you're running iOS 11.2.2 or below and receive a certain GitHub link through your Messages app, your iPhone or iPad can lockup or respring. The Messages app will also become unusable.

If you're on iOS 11.2.1, your iOS 11.4.1 update includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre.

Apple's iOS 11.2 update fixed several problems, but it also brought problems of its own including a potentially nasty zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability.

The vulnerability, discovered by Tian Zhang, allowed for unauthorized control of HomeKit accessories including garage door openers and smart locks.

Apple quickly rolled out a server-side fix, but the company restored full functionality with the release of iOS 11.2.1. If you skipped iOS 11.2.1 and use HomeKit, you should download iOS 11.4.1 right now.

If you skipped iOS 11.2, you'll get a few more patches with your iOS 11.4.1 update. Apple's iOS 11.2 update delivered 11 patches including one for Mail and one for Wi-Fi.

The iOS 11.2 and iOS 11.2.1 updates also patched up a widespread security issue called "Meltdown." Apple says its analysis suggests it "has the most potential to be exploited."

Meltdown affects all iOS 11 powered devices so we highly recommend downloading iOS 11.4.1 if you skipped iOS 11.2.

If you skipped iOS 11.1.2, iOS 11.1.1, and iOS 11.1, you'll get additional patches with your iOS 11.4.1 update.

The iOS 11.1 update delivered eight security patches including a fix for a serious Wi-Fi vulnerability called KRACK or Key Reinstallation Attack. KRACK is an exploit that targets the common WPA2 encryption protocol.

If you're just now making to move from iOS 10 (or whatever you're on) to iOS 11, your iOS 11.4.1 update will come with even more security-related features.

Apple's first iOS 11 update delivered several patches for potential exploits. iOS 11 also comes with new security features aimed at keeping your data safe.

In iOS 11 you can't establish trust with a PC using fingerprints alone. You'll also need to put in a full passcode in order to gain that trust.

If you want to protect the data you store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you should make your move to the latest version of iOS. This is particularly important for those of you running older versions of iOS.

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