Sound The Alarms — Apple's New Emoji Are Here At Last

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At last, Apple has given us the emoji our keyboards have been waiting for. iOS 10.2, which was previously only available to developers, is rolling out to everyone starting today with hundreds of new and redesigned emoji. A croissant! An avocado! Rock stars! Since there really are no words to describe how excited we are, it's a good thing there are plenty of new emoji to do the job for us.

This story originally published October 31, 2016.

Planning for Sunday brunch is about to get so much better. At long last, Apple is releasing brand-new and completely redesigned emoji, including avocado (avocado toast!), bacon, and croissant — as well as tons of careers for women (because we can be rock stars, too).

We first heard about these emoji back in June, when they were approved by the Unicode Consortium. Among the new professions are astronauts, mechanics, and doctors, and there's also the long-awaited selfie. As far as smileys go, you'll get a complicated ROFL, sneezing, and lying. There's also a nauseated face for when brunches are full of avocado toast and too many Bloody Marys.

When will they actually appear on your phone? Apple hasn't confirmed a date yet, but you can expect to see them in the coming months. The emoji are available in iOS 10.2, the beta of which is available for app developers to download today. Considering iOS 10.1 just launched for the rest of us, it'll likely be a few months before most iPhone users get these emoji on their phones.

Click through to see what's coming to texts soon.

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Anyone else feeling the need to rewatch Josie and the Pussycats?
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Paint me like one of your French girls.
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This badass welder belongs in Flashdance. Cue epic warehouse dance scene.
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Are those organic carrots you're growing?
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Putting out fires — it's what we do all day long, really.
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Welcome aboard iOS 10.2.
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Bon appetit!
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Why wasn't this around for high school lab days?
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Those first day of school feels.
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Does using this emoji mean we can escape our annual physical?
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NASA, we are ready for liftoff.
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Order in the courtroom!
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Finally, something that represents what most of us do every day.
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Interview prep: check. Ready to roll.
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Time to go make some $$$.
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Ugh, seriously? I have to wait how long for the second series of Stranger Things?
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Hey girl, we don't know any better than you.
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Spike it like a girl!
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When it's time to get down and dirty.
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En garde. Prêt. Allez!
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This takes us back to the days when recess was still a thing.
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What to expect when you're expecting.
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One word: FINALLY.
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Chocolate, almond, or plain?
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I'll take a side salad with that, please.
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…because one bowl of salad is never enough.
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Prepare for crunchy versus smooth debates.
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Behold kiwi, the forgotten fruit.
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Now you can actually have an avocado BLT — via text.
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This + wine emoji = perfect date.
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This emoji is mysteriously called "shallow pan of food." But isn't this just paella?
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Break out the bubbly.
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Yep, this is one emoji we are scared of, not excited about.
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Quit lying to my face screen.
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Break out the Dramamine.
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If only using this always meant that Wagon Wheel was about to play.
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As if we needed the reminder that colds are the worst.
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So much better than tears of sadness.



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Can life really be complete without a drooling emoji?
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We'll be sending a lot of these on Election Day.
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Okay, whose arm is the longest?
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Feeling foxy.
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Not sure how often we'll use this guy, but he sure is cute.
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Not a monarch, but we'll take it.
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Please take me through the streets of Rome on your scooter.
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