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New Apple Emojis to Replace Pistol With Water Gun

Culture

New Apple Emojis to Replace Pistol With Water Gun

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Today, Apple announced an all new, inclusive emoji update, slated for release next month. In addition to the 1,800 current characters, the forthcoming collection will include more women with varying professions—a female wrestler and surfer, to name a few—more family options, including single parents, and a rainbow flag. The iOs update will also replace the pistol emoji with a more appropriate water gun.

In the past, Apple has been scrutinized for the characters’ lack of diversity, leading to an update which offered a variety of skin color options, as well as a few same-sex families. Still, only male emojis had professions, from a firefighter to a detective, so the new update seeks to rectify these issues.