iPhones can now send middle finger emoji after iOS 9.1 beta updateiPhones can now send middle finger emoji after iOS 9.1 beta update
The group that picks emoji said some time ago that it would be adding the new hand shape. But many companies have opted to leave it out of their keyboards for fear of it being used to be rude.
Apple has finally added the new character with iOS 9.1. The update isn’t set to be released to the public until November, but iPhone and iPad owners can sign up to Apple’s beta programme to get hold of it early.
With all the excitement about new hardware today, it’s easy to forget that Apple still has some work to do on the software that our new iPhones and iPads will run. Apple has been testing iOS 9 for months now, and developers have had their hands on the software for almost as long, but that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t getting ready to move on from iOS 9, with iOS 9.1 now in testing and showing up on the Apple Developer Portal for the first time today.
iOS 9.1 also brings support for the new set of emoji — including taco and burrito, turkey and block of cheese. There are also some non-food related characters, including a unicorn and a robot.