New Emojis With iOS 8.3 - The Full List

Nikki Barr

Demand for new emojis has been more than a little excessive over the past year, with some publications even designing their own emojis *cough* to try and provide inspiration for the elusive Apple Man.

So you can imagine the widespread excitement when iOS8.3's update came through with 300 brand new emojis to play with. Yes, THREE HUNDRED.

And while there might not be any owls, champagne flutes, middle fingers or squirrels, there are a whole array of brand new and exciting tiny little drawings to keep your emoji-only whatsapp groups happy for at least a few months.

So, to save you the effort of rooting through your iPhone searching desperately for the new treasured additions, we've put together a complete list for you to peruse.

Diverse 'Humans'
The point of Apple's update is all about diversity, so every single 'human' emoji that was previously available, is now available in five different skin tones - with 'neutral' yellow (?!) tones to start with.

There are 300 new emojis in Apple's iOS 8.3 update.
There are 300 new emojis in Apple's iOS 8.3 update.


Every 'human' emoji will now be available in five different skin tones.
Every 'human' emoji will now be available in five different skin tones.



The 'neutral' skin tone colour has been changed from white to yellow.
The 'neutral' skin tone colour has been changed from white to yellow.


More Flags!
Apparently ten flags weren't enough and the people have spoken, so Apple have added 197 new flags for us to mess around with.

Apple have included a whole new host of flags in their emoji update.
Apple have included a whole new host of flags in their emoji update.



Families For All!
Keeping with the theme, Apple have also provided an impressive selection of family combinations for same sex parents and their offspring.

Same sex families and an array of children combo options are now available.
Same sex families and an array of children combo options are now available.



Apple Stuff, Obvs
Following the outrage at the Apple Watch app becoming a permanant part of our iPhones, we now get three new exciting hardware emojis just to really slam that message home - including, you guessed it, an Apple Watch.

It wouldn't be Apple if there weren't some Macbooks and Apple Watches involved, would it?
It wouldn't be Apple if there weren't some Macbooks and Apple Watches involved, would it?



Here's to another three years of waiting!

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