Exclusive: Apple's new emojis have just been announced and they're the best yet

Ahead of World Emoji Day, Apple has just announced more than SEVENTY new ones. Our eyes have duly turned into hearts...
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Exclusive: Apple's new emojis have just been announced and they're the best yet
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We actually thought we'd reached peak emoji goals at the unicorn, but turns out those beautiful people at Apple have been holding out on us. 

To celebrate World Emoji day on 17 July, the company has announced a whopping 70 new emoji characters, all landing come Autumn with Apple's free software update. One word. Superheroes. And we're not just talking about the emoji designers.

Alongside these mini caped crusaders are two emojis that will be particularly close to our hearts here in the Middle East. The nazar amulet, and - perhaps less obvious but with equal relevance - the freezing-cold face emoji complete with icicles hanging off its toothy grimace. Perfect for when you want to express just how chilly the office AC is.

Elsewhere, we'll be able to use the finest form of non-verbal communication to signal a parrot, peacock, lobster or kangaroo. Hey, you never know.

Joining the veritable buffet of small cartoon food is a mango, cupcake, moon cake and lettuce. 

Unicode consortium, listen up. We're willing to swap the lettuce for a number of things. Call us, we have some ideas.

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