Emojis first appeared on phones and pagers in the late ‘90s in Japan.Shigetaka Kurita of NTT Docomo is credited with creating the first set of emojis in 1999. Emojis are immensely popular all around the globe now and work on emojis is never ending. With new major upgrades to iOS, Android, and other major softwares we get new or tweaked emojis almost every year.

iOS 13.1 updated emojis

This year, with iOS 13.1 Apple has released a set of tweaked emojis which were reportedly wrongly created. According to Emojipedia, a set of 24 emojis are being updated to make them look close to real-life.

Emojis should look real-like

The biggest update reportedly is to the “squid” emoji which was reported to be wrongly created – the Monterey Bay Aquarium noted the mistake. Squids have a siphon on their back, however the emoji on iOS had the siphon on the front between the set of eyes. The updated emoji removes the “siphon” from the front of the squid. The squid will now appear as it should always have.

iOS 13.1 fixes emojis: Octopus, abacus, mosquito

We see mosquitoes almost everyday – one of the most common insects in households. Apparently the mosquito emoji on the previous versions of iOS was wrongly created as well. Previously, the emoji displayed a set of five legs whereas in real-life mosquitoes have six legs. So, the fixed emoji on iOS 13.1 now displays a set of six legs on the mosquito.

iOS 13.1 fixes emojis: Octopus, abacus, mosquito

Another emoji that was wrongly created compared to its real-life counterpart was the “Abacus”. The abacus was drawn horizontally whereas its actually used vertically. Now, those mathematicians can breathe a sigh of relief and communicate with their friends the way they always wanted to.

iOS 13.1 fixes emojis: Octopus, abacus, mosquito

Many other emojis are also being updated with minor changes. Also, later this year, Apple is expected to release 230 emojis as part of the Emojio 12.0


Abhay Ram is a News Editor at iLounge. He has been writing about the Apple ecosystem and accessories since 2010. Abhay's work has been featured in various publications. When he's not writing about all things Apple, you can find him playing video games or enjoying a good cup of coffee.