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Apple Will Release New Emojis With iOS 11.1

New additions include mermaids, giraffes, and broccoli.

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BY Rob Price - 07 Oct 2017

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

Get your body ready, because there are a load of new emojis on the way.

Apple is getting ready to release its iOS 11.1 operating system for iPhones and iPads -- and included in the update are "hundreds" of new emojis, from mermaids to monocles, sledges, giraffes, broccoli, climbing, and more.

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Apple doesn't invent new emojis itself -- they're decided by the Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organisation.

But once the Consortium comes up with a new version, its up to the tech companies themselves (whether that's Apple, Google, Microsoft, or whoever) to actually create their own versions and implement them. (This new update, Unicode 10.0, was actually released back in June 2017.)

This is why not all tech companies get new emojis at the exact same time -- some companies are lazier than others, basically.

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Apple announced the news in a blog post, highlighting new inclusions including: "Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut."

The full list of new emojis is available over on Emojipedia.

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There's also one that looks a look like the devil horns/rock hand gesture -- but it's actually based on an American Sign Language hand sign and means "I love you."

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Check out even more of them below.

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This post originally appeared on Business Insider.