Apple iOS 5.0

  • Vendor: Apple
  • Version: iOS 5.0
  • Release Date: Oct. 12, 2011
  • Emojis: 471

iOS 5.0 supported emoji characters in the private use area, prior to inclusion of emoji in the Unicode Standard.

These were not cross-platform compatible, and have been included here for image reference. Codepoints have been updated to match the current release of the Unicode Standard.

iOS 5.0 was released on October 12, 2011. This released did not add any new emojis, but changed a number of emoji designs including 🍳 Cooking (previously an egg being cracked), 🐚 Spiral Shell (previously a fan shaped shell), 🎓 Graduation Cap (previously a Graduation shirt) and ⛳ Flag in Hole (previously a golf ball).

This emoji update was not made available for Mac OS X.

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About Apple Emojis

Apple emojis are displayed on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV as part of the Apple Color Emoji font. iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS all display the same emoji set from Apple. iPhone X models also support interactive Animoji and Memoji features.

The following two Private Use Area characters are not cross-platform compatible but do work on Apple devices:

iOS 12.1 Beta

New emojis approved in 2018 as part of Emoji 11.0 are available in iOS 12.1 beta. These emoji updates are expected to be released to the public in Oct-Nov 2018. More about this update.

New emojis on iOS in 2018

iOS 11.3

The most recent public emoji update from Apple came as part of iOS 11.3 in March 2018. This is displayed below.

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