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Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Apple reveals new gender-neutral emoji

Apple reveals new gender-neutral emoji

Apple's iOS 11.1 beta is extremely tempting, but most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users should wait for the final version to arrive later this year.

Much as increased iPhone sales and a corresponding boost to AAPL stock could serve as an incentive, Apple is sticking with trying to wow customers with new iPhone designs and new features to keep the upgrade cycle going.

New versions of iOS, as well as apps created to support the iOS update, often contain features that are created to work fluidly with the hardware inside new iPhone models. The latest iteration of this claim that Apple is slowing down your iPhone surfaced in the form of an online article that was shared 270,000 times before it was taken down.

To get to the bottom of it, Futuremark looked at more than 100,000 benchmarking test results of "seven different iPhone models across three different versions of iOS", the release said.

The company also measured CPU performance and found a very slight drop in performance over time, but this difference is so small it is unlikely to be noticeable in everyday use.

If anything iOS 11.0.2 has actually made battery life worse, especially on the iPhone 7 and iPhone SE. The update also bring a bunch of new Unicode 10 Emojis to your iOS devices. (34351941) Notifications Resolved Issues • App notifications forwarded from iPhone to Apple Watch now show their app icon. Newer features might not be as crisp and snappy.

Gender-neutral emojis were confirmed earlier this year following calls to include non-binary characters to represent those who identify as neither fully male nor female.

One of the biggest myths about iPhone performance has finally been busted.

The data came from Furturemark's free benchmarking app, 3DMark. Music Streaming and the new Radio app With watchOS 4.1, you can stream music, giving you access to any song from Apple Music or your iCloud Music Library, straight from the wrist.

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