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.
An Apple spokeswoman said Tuesday that the company is working with the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that sets the standards for the pictograms, "to update the standard so that it better represents diversity for all of us."
Unicode last fall proposed adding five new skin colour options for emojis. A Unicode technical report says users worldwide want emojis that better reflect global diversity.
Devices made by Apple as well as those running Google Inc.'s Android operating system dominate the smartphone and tablet market.
A message left with Google was not immediately returned.
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