Apple iPhone OS 2.2

  • Vendor: Apple
  • Version: iPhone OS 2.2
  • Release Date: Nov. 21, 2008
  • Emojis: 471

iPhone OS 2.2 was Apple's first implementation of emoji support. This was created using private use area codes, and software-limited to iPhone users in Japan for compatibility with the Softbank emoji set. Emoji support required iPhone OS 2.2 and a SoftBank SIM card.

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About Apple Emojis

Emojis displayed on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV use the Apple Color Emoji font installed on iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Some Apple devices support Animoji and Memoji. Two Private Use Area characters are not cross-platform compatible but do work on Apple devices:

iOS 15.0 will not include any new emojis from Emoji 14.0, the latest set of emoji recommendations made in September 2021. Support for Emoji 14.0 on Apple platforms is expected in the first half of 2022.

Emojis from late 2020's Emoji 13.1 recommendations were made available in iOS 14.5. These included ❤️‍🔥 Heart on Fire😮‍💨 Face Exhaling, and a vaccine-friendly 💉 Syringe emoji. In total 669 new emojis were introduced in iOS 14.5.

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