New iPhone Update Offers David Bowie-Themed Emojis

Kirstin Fawcett
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Apple’s new emoji set pays homage to the late rock star David Bowie. As Rolling Stone reports, Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 update will feature tiny male and female singers resembling the glam rock singer as he appeared the cover of his classic 1973 album, Aladdin Sane.

The Bowie-inspired emojis have technicolor spiked hair, a miniature microphone, and multi-colored lightning bolts painted across their faces. They join an assortment of other new professional emojis including a judge, a teacher, a firefighter, and an astronaut, offered in both male and female options.

In addition to the aforementioned career-inspired images, the iOS 10.2 emoji keyboard will feature new animals like owls, rhinos, and lizards; foods like pancakes, eggs, and avocados; and gestures like face palms, crossed fingers, and even a disembodied hand taking a selfie. It's currently only available in beta form, but you can view the full selection of new and updated emojis over at Emojipedia.

[h/t Rolling Stone]