Cuckoo for coconuts? Pining for pretzels? A dumpling devotee? There’s good news for you!
By the end of 2017, food-obsessed iPhone users will be able to pictorially express their love for food with a bevy of new emojis. As part of Apple’s Unicode 10.0 upgrade, the new line-up includes: a coconut, broccoli, pretzel, T-bone steak, sandwich, bowl of soup, can of tomatoes, steamed dumpling, fortune cookie, Chinese take-out box, chopsticks, pie, and a to-go cup.
Your newest obsession will roll out with 43 other emojis as early as next month, though a definitive date has yet to be confirmed by Tim Cook and the crew. Apparently they really like to make a habit of keeping us on our toes.
While we’re always excited about more texting customization, we’re somewhat disappointed by this year’s lackluster offerings. Do we really need a hot soup option (the ramen certainly suffices)? An unidentifiable liquid in a fast food to-go cup? Or how about that can of tomatoes? Is that really necessary? The answer is obviously no—we already have a spaghetti with sauce and a tomato. A can of the stuff is quite simply overkill.
Of course, we can’t always get what we want because, shockingly, there’s a world outside of food that requires its own emojis. And if we’re being completely honest, the merman, breastfeeding mother, yogis, and giraffe are really calling our name. But food is a language that’s universal, so we’re shocked that items like blueberries, chicken fingers, potato chips, and garlic didn’t make the cut and will remain digitally non-existent. Also, can someone please tell us what the hell this thing is:
A space waster, that’s what.
Are there certain foods that you feel deserve the Apple emoji treatment? If so, sound off in the comment section below. We’re curious to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and grievances. Because #firstworldproblems.