Apple iOS 5.1
- Vendor: Apple
- Version: iOS 5.1
- Release Date: March 8, 2012
- Emojis: 833
iOS 5.1 was released in March 2012 and was the first version of Apple's emoji font to use cross-platform compatible emoji codepoints from the Unicode Standard. Previous releases of iOS supported emoji characters in the private use area of Unicode.
Support for a number of new emojis was available in this release, but not these new emojis were not displayed on the iOS emoji keyboard. As such, widespread use of emojis from Unicode 6.0 was not achieved until the release of iOS 6.0 later in 2012.
Emojis in this release were also supported in Mac OS X 10.7.4 and above.
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.
Apple Watch includes separate support for animated emoji stickers, and iPhone X supports the interactive Animoji feature. The following two Private Use Area characters are not cross-platform compatible but do work on Apple devices:
New emojis approved in 2018 as part of Emoji 11.0 are coming to Apple platforms in late 2018.