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Apple Releases iOS 8.3 Update with Racially Diverse Emojis

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    Apple has released its latest iOS update with plenty of new features, including the highly-anticipated racially diverse characters. 

    The iOS 8.3's enhanced keyboard comes with 300 new emojis and users can finally choose from six different skin tones.

    There's also a larger variety of country flags and emojis to represent different types of families, plus the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch have been added to the catalog.

    "Apple supports and cares deeply about diversity, and is working with The Unicode Consortium to update the standard so that it better represents diversity for all of us," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement in February.

    The different skin tones can be changed by holding down and tapping the icon.

    iOS 8.3 also brought new languages to Siri, including Russian, Danish, Dutch, Thai, Swedish, Turkish and Portuguese. Numerous bug fixes were also included in the update.

    The update is available for free in the Settings app or in iTunes.