The new Emoji 11.0 set is fixed and final, and includes the data needed for vendors to begin working on their emoji fonts and code ahead of the release of Unicode 11.0, scheduled for June 2018.
Among the newest additions are: superheroes and supervillains, redheads, infinity, hot face, cold face, partying face, woozy face, a host of new animals, toilet paper, skateboard, magnet, bagel, and much more.
The blog post by Emojipedia offers iOS users a glimpse at the new characters they will likely have access to later this year.
Judging by the regular release schedule, you'll see the new emoji on iOS shortly after the release of iOS 12, normally in the first or second point upgrade to the OS. The consortium is accepting submissions with renderings through the end of March. The new standard will also offer support for mooncakes often seen at Mid-Autumn festival gatherings, and red good luck money envelopes.
Unicode named the lobster as a finalist past year. Apple and Google make the actual emoji images themselves, leading to occasional controversies, such as Google's inability to build a decent burger. The update will also bring reversible emoji for the first time.
A bald man, a bald woman, a kangaroo, superheros, supervillans and a mango are just some of the emojis you'll have in your messaging arsenal when Emoji 11.0 rolls out later this year.