We previously reported on Google's proposal to create a new bank of gender neutral emojis; well now Apple is getting in on the act. 

In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, Apple requested the creation of five new emojis, of both sexes, to represent an artist, a firefighter, a pilot, an astronaut and a judge.

These five new emojis, join Google's already proposed office worker, doctor, nurse, scientist, graduate, software engineer, factory worker, high-tech industry worker, mechanic, farmer, chef, teacher and rockstar. 

If approved we may see these new emojis as early as next month with the release of iOS 10. 
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