Muslim and ‘gender neutral’ emojis will be arriving to your iPhone

Muslim and ‘gender neutral’ emojis will be arriving to your iPhone
Apple announced that their new slate of emojis will include a Muslim woman in a hijab, and "gender neutral" persons. (Image source: YouTube screenshot composite)

As part of their next software update for their devices, Apple is going to add emojis for a Muslim women in a hijab, and “gender neutral” persons.

Here’s a news video showing all the new emojis from Apple:

Does this make sense?

From a business standpoint, it would make sense to have a Muslim woman, since there are a billion Muslims in the world, and they represent a market that Apple could make greater inroads into.

Emojis appeasing the transgender LGBT lobby makes less sense. There are very few people in the general population who identify as some kind of “non-binary” gender, and many parts of the world are hostile to these designations. Apple’s attempt to mollify LGBT advocates appears to be motivated more by a social justice agenda from the company rather than a business decision responding to market demands.

When will the gender neutral and Muslim emojis be on the iPhone?

Apple plans to add them to the iOS 11.1 update, which will roll out to Apple products this month.

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