It’s official: The new emoji list for 2018 is out. Jeremy Burge (the emoji subcommittee of the Unicode Consortium) writes at Emojipedia:
Emoji 11.0 today reached its final form and includes emojis for redheads, curly hair, superheroes, softball, infinity, kangaroo and more. Emoji 11.0 marks the first time new components are available for hair color. Options are provided for red hair, curly hair, white hair, and baldness and these are available for use in sequences for men and women of any skin tone. Other notable inclusions include emojis for popular activities such as sewing, knitting, lacrosse, and skateboarding.
If tradition holds, iOS users will probably see these new emojis in a post-iOS 12 update later in the fall. Hooray for Hippos and Heroes and, yes, Pirates too.