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Bullets are out, water is in. Apple is replacing the controversial pistol emoji with a green water gun in the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 10.

The gun swap is just one of a number of emoji changes the company announced on Monday. It will also introduce new and revamped emojis that show women doing stereotypically male jobs like detective, construction worker, and police officer. There are new female athletes, a pride flag, and family options for single parents.

The water gun swap is not Apple's first foray into cartoon gun control. Earlier this year the governing body in charge of emojis nixed a proposed rifle emoji. It was one of a number of possible new additions, but Unicode Consortium members Apple and Microsoft argued against the Olympics-inspired gun, according to Buzzfeed.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/01/technology/apple-pistol-emoj...

There's still a poop one though.
 
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Now they are coming for your pointless sprites.
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Well this will stop gun violence. Good job Apple , what a brave and controversial stand. shake
 
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jeremycobert wrote:
Well this will stop gun violence. Good job Apple , what a brave and controversial stand. :shake:
No more or less so then having a gun owners microbadge.
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They also outright rejected a new rifle emoji. I wonder when their autocorrect will start changing the word gun into flower.

For guns rights people, you can show your support by going Android with your next phone , they are keeping the pistol. You can also choose Microsoft because they are changing their raygun emoji to a realistic hand gun.

Really this shouldn't be a surprise, apple's whole development paradigm has been making choices for you, they are going to create culture, not let culture dictate to them. They are very authoritarian that way.
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And this is a big deal because ... ?

It's not. Whoop-de-doo.
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Who cares? It's an emoji. No one over the age of 15 should be using them anyway.
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MWChapel wrote:
Who cares? It's an emoji. No one over the age of 15 should be using them anyway.
Is there a lawn emoji you can keep the kids off of?

As for me, I wish there was a tank one. I'd like to just send that to people to see if they want to platoon in World Of Tanks or not. Glass phones are so shitty to write messages on, a pictogram is so much more efficient and easy to send.
 
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MWChapel wrote:
Who cares? It's an emoji. No one over the age of 15 should be using them anyway.


surprise soblue yuk shake
 
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galad2003 wrote:
Fuck Apple. not because of this emoji bullshit, who cares. Fuck Apple because their computers suck balls.
I don't like the pretentious "apple culture" either.
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galad2003 wrote:
Fuck Apple. not because of this emoji bullshit, who cares. Fuck Apple because their computers suck balls.
I agree Apple is terrible, but I don't get the hate for ball suckers.
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An Apple spokesperson had released an official statement on this issue
 
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