In February 2015, Apple added with iOS 8.3 Emoji much more diverse, offering 5 different skin colors for the characters (read: iOS 9.3 beta 2: new Emoji and addition of 5 languages to Siri).
A few weeks later, a petition was launched on the Internet (” Redheads should have emoji, too! ”), Demanding from Apple and the Unicode Consortium a new emoticon dedicated to redheads (read: Unusual: a petition for a red Emoji on iOS). More than 20,000 signatures had been collected.
Good news ! The next meeting of the Unicode Technical Committee, organized by Apple, plans to discuss the arrival of these emoticons: “Lack of red emoji has been the most common complaint by Emojipedia users in the past three months”, Can we read on the document written by the Emoji Subcommittee.
However, if the fervent defenders of red smileys win their fight, you will have to wait until next year (Unicode 10.0) before you can send them to your friends on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.