First look: 217 new emojis in iOS 14.5

Take a look at the new emoji coming with iOS 14.5.

Two notable highlights:

  • The blood is removed from the syringe emoji, making it more representative of vaccines
  • The headphone emoji moves from a more generic headphone to a very specific AirPods Max

One thing I find interesting about moments of emoji change is that if I text, say, a headphone emoji from the new beta and you receive it on the latest public iOS release, you’ll see the old headphones even though I sent the AirPods Max.

If you are interested in the history of Apple emoji, you might enjoy Emojipedia’s Who Created The Original Apple Emoji Set?