Apple iOS 5.1

  • Vendor: Apple
  • Version: iOS 5.1
  • Release Date: March 8, 2012
  • Emojis: 833

iOS 5.1 was released in March 2012 and was the first version of Apple's emoji font to use cross-platform compatible emoji codepoints from the Unicode Standard. Previous releases of iOS supported emoji characters in the private use area of Unicode.

Support for a number of new emojis was available in this release, but not these new emojis were not displayed on the iOS emoji keyboard. As such, widespread use of emojis from Unicode 6.0 was not achieved until the release of iOS 6.0 later in 2012.

Emojis in this release were also supported in Mac OS X 10.7.4 and above.

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About Apple Emojis

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

New 2018 Emojis

New emojis are available on iPhone and iPad as part of iOS 12.1 which was released October 30, 2018. See what's new.

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