Apple is getting ready to release the next operating system probably sometime in March. Therefore, Apple began beta testing iOS 8.3 this week for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. And you know what that means! We've now got some leaked details about what's coming to your Apple gadget.
On top of a new Wireless CarPlay feature, updates to Siri, improved login for Google services, and a possible new streaming music service, there's one new feature that has everyone buzzing.
Apple has added more than 300 new emojis to its alphabet. But these ones actually fill a very important need: racial and cultural diversity.
Now, instead of just Caucasian emoji faces or Caucasian emoji "thumbs up," you can press down on the emojis and select the skin tone. Some developers have noted that the "yellow" skin tone is a bit off the mark, but an analyst for Apple said on Twitter:
(The yellow emoji aren’t meant to represent a skin tone. They’re default emoji yellow. Tap to hold to get one of the five skin tone choices)
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) February 23, 2015
Other emojis added are 32 more country flags, as well as the iWatch, the iPhone emoji was updated to the iPhone 6, new family options, and many more.