After years of emoji that only sort of vaguely resemble white people, Apple is giving the world a rainbow of emoji that only sort of vaguely resemble humans of all races: Black Santa Claus is ready for your iPhone.
I'm not sure what the hell is going on with that sickly emoji on the left who has jaundice, but it's a relief to see brown faces alongside the usual Caucasian variety, especially since black mobile users have been ignored as early tech adopters (and emoji vanguards) since the birth of mobile. At last, smartphone owners around the world can stop relying on the poor, overworked "turban guy" emoji.
— Andrea Luppichini (@AndLup) February 23, 2015
If you can't wait until March, when iOS 8.3 is expected to drop, there are a number of seedy services that will let non-developers access the update early. But is a non-white thumbs up worth bricking your phone over? Probably, but please don't blame me if it happens, I am not a Santa of any race and cannot replace your iPhone.