Apple Reveals New Memoji Hairstyles and Headwear Coming To iOS 16

If you've been waiting for new ways to customise your Memoji, you're in luck. Apple celebrated World Emoji Day on Sunday by revealing new Memoji customisation options that’ll be rolling out with iOS 16, the latest upcoming version of the iPhone’s operating system.

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The free software update adds various new hairstyles, headwear, nose and lip colours and sticker options.


iPhone users can pick from 17 new and updated hairstyles for their virtual avatars, including new curly styles, tight curls and box braid styles. What’s more, they can now have their Memoji wear a bonnet. They can also choose from new nose and neutral lip colour options to suit more diverse facial features and appearances. Apart from these, there are six new expressive poses that can be sent as stickers, such as finger hearts, grace face, talk to the hand and dizzy birds, among others.

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iOS 16 rolls out sometime in September this year. The update also includes an overhauled lock screen, an “unsend” option for Messages, Live Text for videos and shared libraries for iCloud, to name a few features. Users who want an early peek at these features can already sign up for Apple’s Beta Software Program and install the public beta version of the update today.


Outside of Memoji, the draft illustrations of this year’s new emoji designs for both iOS and Android have also been revealed.

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There are 31 in total which are currently being considered by the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit body that decides what emojis are added to the ever-growing selection. The contenders include a shaking face, high-five hands and the symbol for wireless connectivity. Some new animals and plants are also being considered. Animals include a moose face, a donkey, a black bird and a goose, while plants include a pea pod and ginger.


The list is expected to be finalised by September, with the emojis being rolled out between later this year to next year. While the final list could still change, the Unicode Consortium typically approves most, if not all, of the drafts sent.

 
  • Apple celebrated World Emoji Day by revealing new Memoji customisation options that’ll be rolling out with iOS 16.

  • The free software update adds various new hairstyles, headwear, nose and lip colours and sticker options.

  • Outside of Memoji, the draft illustrations of this year’s new emoji designs for both iOS and Android have also been revealed. There are 31 in total, which include a shaking face, high-five hands, a goose and a pea pod.

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