Posted March 04, 2019 06:00:00The emoji team is gearing up for a fresh update of Apple’s emojis, with new emoji designs and a new emoji font that’s “inspired by the world around us.”
In an interview with Mashable, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about the emoji team’s work in designing the new emoji fonts and said they hope the emoji community will “get excited” about the changes.
The new emoji set will be available as part of the Apple app store on March 11, and it’s expected to be released in June, when the company will also introduce the first emoji-specific emoji.
The emoji font is “a beautiful, simple font that feels like an everyday font,” Cook said.
“You can’t imagine the excitement and the pride people will feel when they see that new emoji on their iPad.”
The font will be a bit different than what you’ll see in the current emoji set, with more lines, and will be “a bit softer and softer,” Cook added.
“It’s going to feel a bit softer in the hands, and maybe even the hand you’re holding it in.”
It’s unclear what will be the final font, but Cook says it will “look like a font that would be available for the emoji font in your native language.”
The font will not be available in the emoji browser on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac, which means users will need to open their apps in the same way they would in other apps, such as Safari or Google Now.
Apple also said that it will only be able to create a new font if Apple approves the font, so if you have a favorite emoji font, you’ll have to wait until the font is available.
Cook also said Apple’s team of designers and developers is working hard to make sure that the font “works as intended.”
While some emoji have changed since the last update, such is the need to accommodate emoji users who want to read their texts in different languages, the new fonts will not affect the font on Apple’s app store.
Some users may still be unable to view their emoji in different fonts.
Cook told Mashable that Apple has been “working on this, and we’re going to have to work on it” for a few weeks.
Apple said that the emoji fonts are a “big step forward” for emoji, and that “they are more comfortable to read and they feel a little bit more like native languages.”