While the long wait for Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone X will likely continue through this year, the wait for hundreds of new emoji characters on your current iPhone is finally over. The new emoji -- a exploding head, a sandwich, and a cut of meat to name a few -- arrive as part of the iOS 11.1 software update Apple released on Tuesday.
Among other improvements and changes since iOS 11 debuted in September, the update includes 69 entirely new emoji (more than 230, if you include skin tone and gender options) that your messages, tweets, and other digital missives have sorely lacked this whole time, according to the experts at Emojipedia. Now, you’ll be able to use emoji like face vomiting, crazy face, shushing face, face with hand over mouth, bearded person, breastfeeding, brain, T-rex, dumpling, pretzel, cup with straw, flying saucer, and more when words just don't cut it. There are even new zombie, mage, and vampire emoji just in time for Halloween.