Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji 🎉

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Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji 🎉

Apple dropped the first beta for iOS 10.2 today. And it comes with the latest update in emoji innovation. You may have noticed that Apple already redesigned most of the core emojis and added new gender and race options with iOS 10.

But the company didn’t stop there. With iOS 10.2, Apple is adding full Unicode 9.0 support. Given that hundreds of millions of people use Apple-flavored emojis every day on their Macs and iPhones, it’s quite a big deal — it extends the emoji vocabulary. So it means that you’ll soon get many new professions, animals, objects, gestures and more. More importantly, they look great…


Professions (here's that awesome new astronaut emoji)

This is by far my favorite category! Apple added emojis for many, many new professions (with gender diversity, obvi). In fact, with iOS 10.2, all new and old profession emojis have female and male versions. There will be a pregnant woman, too.

Here’s a small sample of these new emojis, but it doesn’t stop there. Also coming with iOS 10.2: teacher, welder, coder, business worker, farmer, scientist, chef, student, mechanic, doctor/health worker…


Here's my damn croissant

My co-workers can confirm: I talk about croissants way too much. The good news is that I’ll be able to use an emoji soon. The bad news is that it’s probably going to make me talk about croissants even more.

An anonymous co-worker said “I’m hungry” when I showed him the new croissant emoji, so it seems to be an effective one.


And if you love animals…

You’re in for a treat. Apple added many new animals. Whether you love ducks, lizards or sharks, you’ll be able to send a cute version of it.


Keeping up with what we do

A friend of mine keeps using Bitmoji to send facepalms. I suspect it’s one of the main reasons why she likes Bitmoji. But no more! iOS 10.2 will bring a facepalm emoji, a selfie one and even a shrugging emoji ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


And some redesigns, too!

Even the good old emojis are receiving a redesign. Most of them have been redesigned with iOS 10, but there were some left. So here’s wave 2 of Apple’s big 2016 emoji refresh.



And if you’re still on iOS 9 and you have no idea what I’m talking about, Apple redesigned all the major emojis with iOS 10 and added some new ones.

The gun emoji is now a squirt gun. The rainbow flag proudly stands in the middle of all the other flags. And the poop emoji looks 78 percent better. I looked at all of them a couple of months ago.

iOS 10.2 is still in beta, but you can expect to download the final version of iOS 10.2 in a few weeks.