New emojis for 2019 include gender-neutral, interracial couples

By : Abigail Brashear
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The complete list of the new 2019 emojis was announced Feb. 5 and includes four variants of gender, gender-neutral couples and multiple options for couples of different skin tones.

The Unicode Consortium, a nonprofit corporation designed to promote and maintain the Unicode standard, approved the final emoji list for 2019. The list has been in the works since early 2018 and is scheduled for release through the later months of 2019, according to Unicode’s blog.

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Apple releases red iPhone, donates proceeds to HIV/AIDS programs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.

A much-speculated 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn’t materialize, nor did new versions of existing sizes in the Pro lineup, which is aimed at businesses and creative professionals. The new devices are mostly refreshes of existing models. Apple unveiled them through press releases Tuesday rather than a staged event, as it typically does for bigger product releases.

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In Apple’s latest update, emojis get diverse

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NEW YORK (AP) – Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads on Apple devices.

Apple Inc. has incorporated more diverse emojis into the developer version of the latest update to its mobile operating system. The iPhone and iPad maker has not said when the update will be available for all users.

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