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After being announced last summer, the release of the iOS 15.4 beta brings the inclusion of the Unicode 14.0 standard, with new emojis including the “Pregnant Man” one.
In July of last year, Unicode Emoji Subcommittee (ESC) met to discuss what emojis would be included in the final version of Emoji 14.0.
Included on this list was one of a pregnant man, and a “gender neutral” version. This list was finalized in September 0f 2021.
According to Apple Insider, the inclusion of these two controversial emojis follows the usual formula for emoji designs.
“Since Unicode 12.0 was released in 2019, the official Unicode standard has used three genders: Woman, man, and ‘gender-neutral,'” Apple Insider wrote.
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