Apple has released developer preview and public beta version of iOS 12.1 earlier today which added 70 new emojis and also promises to fix the ‘Charge Gate’ issue on the newly launched Apple iPhone XS and XS Max. The new emojis include characters for moon cake, red gift envelope, nazar amulet, softball, luggage, compass, a hiking boot to accompany the existing climbing emoji, llama, mosquito, swan, raccoon and cupcake among others. At the moment, it’s unknown when Apple will release the stable version of iOS 12.1.
iOS 12.1 to Add 70 New Emojis
“New emoji characters are created based on the approved characters in Unicode 11.0 and Apple is working with the Unicode Consortium to add more disability-themed emoji to the keyboard for Unicode 12.0, slated for release in 2019,” the company wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday. Thousands of emoji are currently available on iOS, watchOS and macOS, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more.
The new characters would also include emojis with red hair, grey hair, curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and emojis representing animals, sports and food, according to IANS.
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max Plagued With Charging Issues
The newly launched Apple iPhone XS and XS Max received huge praise from the audience, but several users are complaining about a serious issue, termed as Charge Gate. The issue, which is faced by most of the iPhone XS Max users doesn’t charge the phone when the charger pin is attached to the phone while on sleep. The phone will not charge until you wake up the phone. This is just one side of the issue. Some users are noticing an even bigger problem as the phone will become irresponsive when the charging cable gets attached.
Thankfully, Apple has acknowledged the issue and a fix is on the way, but again, it did not reveal when the update will be rolled out to the public.
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