Apple has today made available its first iOS 9.1 beta, and it’s full of all manner of new emoji as per the latest unicode specification.

With all the excitement about new hardware today, it’s easy to forget that Apple still has some work to do on the software that our new iPhones and iPads will run. Apple has been testing iOS 9 for months now, and developers have had their hands on the software for almost as long, but that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t getting ready to move on from iOS 9, with iOS 9.1 now in testing and showing up on the Apple Developer Portal for the first time today.


Already confirmed by Apple to be the software that will power the iPad Pro when it goes on sale in November, the iOS 9.1 release is now available for developers to download, and is officially the first beta release of the software. Released alongside Golden Master (GM) versions of iOS 9 and watchOS 2, this new software should probably be avoided for now, unless you happen to be working on an app for the aforementioned iPad Pro.

If you do venture into the unknown world of iOS 9.1, then you may notice a considerable number of new emoji that are now available for use.


Following on from the newly updated unicode specification, iOS 9.1 incorporates a whole host of new emoji, including a unicorn, a taco, some prayer beads and yes, you guessed it, the middle finger.


There are a huge number of new emoji to go through, and we might not have caught them all, but it’s fair to say that there are plenty to be going at for now, and it would appear that most, if not all of the emoji categories have at least one new addition in this early iOS 9.1 beta.

If you’ve been pining for a new race car emoji, amongst others, then today is your lucky day.

(Source: The Next Web)

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