Granted, this batch of emoji might not be as exciting as the massive new emoji release via the iOS 9.1 update last October, but like iOS 10 in general, it certainly brings improvements to your iPhone. Add that to the many flashy new Messages app features like crazy message animation options/special effects, an App Store just for adding new Messages abilities, and the ability to send emoji that appear three times bigger, and well, it might just be enough to hold you over until the next emoji update. Keyword: might.
As Emojipedia points out, the next update -- potentially later this year -- will likely include the 72 all-new emoji characters approved by the Unicode Consortium for Unicode Version 9.0, including bacon, pancakes, face palm, shrug, avocado, cucumber, and baguette emoji -- to name a few. An "Impatiently Tapping Foot" emoji would certainly come in handy right now.