Apple iOS 6.0

  • Vendor: Apple
  • Version: iOS 6.0
  • Release Date: Sept. 19, 2012
  • Emojis: 846

iOS 6.0 was the first release of Apple's emoji font that displayed Unicode 6.0 emojis on the iOS emoji keyboard. Many characters previously thought to be new in iOS 6.0 were available in iOS 5.1, but not shown on the emoji keyboard. 

A number of changes were made to emoji images in this release including the gavel being changed to display a hammer and the orange book being fixed to display as orange instead of purple.

Emojis in this release are compatible with Macs running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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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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