Apple has released iOS 9.1 and El Capitan 10.11.1, both of which offer a slew of new emoji. The new emoji range from the middle finger to a unicorn.
The iOS 9.1 release marks the first major update to iOS 9 since it was released back in September, and it has been in testing since before iOS 9 was even released.
iOS 9.1 brings a number of changes, including support for Unicode 7 and 8, which is where the new range of emoji comes in. In addition to that, the operating system includes an update to Live Photos. This update ensures that the iPhone does not record unnecessary movements when it is raised or lowered. Additionally, users can disable photos for contacts. Last but not least, Apple News is now available in the UK.
Under the hood, iOS 9.1 includes support for products like the fourth-generation Apple TV and the new iPad Pro. A number of bug fixes have also been released with the update. Here are the update notes:
"This release includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:
- Live Photos now intelligently senses when you raise or lower your iPhone, so that Live Photos will automatically not record these movements
- Over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis"
As far as OS X 10.11.1 goes, the operating system includes a minor performance update and a number of important bug fixes that were introduced when El Capitan was first released. Compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016 has also been improved. Two fixes for mail issues have also been included.
- Improves installer reliability when upgrading to OS X El Capitan
- Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016
- Fixes an issue where outgoing server information may be missing from Mail
- Resolves an issue that prevented display of messages and mailboxes in Mail
- Resolves an issue that prevents certain Audio Unit plug-ins from functioning properly
- Improves VoiceOver reliability
- Adds over 150 new emoji characters with full Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 support"
Whether you're using iOS, OS X or both, you'll want to update to the latest platform as soon as possible, not just so the bugs in your operating system can be fixed, but also so you can send an emoji of a burrito to your friends.