Apple reveals 12 upcoming emoji for iOS 10; rifle replaced by water gun
posted by Alan F. / Aug 01, 2016, 7:44 PM
The company is working with the Unicode Consortium, the group of companies that is in charge of standardizing emoji. And besides celebrating the expanded role of women in sports and at work, the emoji also celebrates diversity in other ways, including the addition of a rainbow flag. There are also a couple of family emoji. One shows a mom and her son, while the other shows a dad with his son and daughter.
Apple, Google and Microsoft all helped push Unicode into making a change to the emoji lineup that will be seen in all platforms. Instead of a rifle, the next set of emoji will feature a water gun. The latter even includes the orange barrel that all toy guns are supposed to have in order to differentiate them from the real thing.
Swapping the rifle emoji for the water gun is a good idea because a real gun, as we've all learned, can harm anyone and everyone. A water gun is only deadly to the wicked witch of the west.
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tim cook's flag...
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 7:47 PM 11
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whats wrong with the rifle??? smh
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 8:09 PM 3
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Cause shooting incidents killed some Americans. But if those shooting incidents happened in France, Middle East or anywhere else on the planet instead of US, the rifle emoji will survive.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 8:43 PM 9
Speaking of "refusal to face reality"...!!!! Guns don't kill people - people kill people. By your logic, cars kill people, kitchen knives kill people, baseball bats kill people, rocks kill people, lets illegalize all those things - and people are still going to get killed somehow.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 11:41 PM 4
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You are barking at the wrong tree. I live in a country where there no guns on the street so there is zero incident of fatal shooting out in the street. I know why the people wanted to arm themselves, it's due to the lack of trust for their government. From what I have learned there are good reason not to trust corporate and the government. Take your neighbor Canada for example do they have gun violence like in the US. No they don't. The reason is in the maths nothing sensational or personal.
posted on Aug 02, 2016, 2:11 AM 1
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Political correctness destroyed a once proud, vibrant, and growing America, and replaced it with a bunch of spineless wimps, afraid to say or speak their minds for fear of being called a (insert politically correct term). That's part of the "fundamental transformation" our soon to be FORMER president called for. This PC crap all started in the 90's and has achieved probably more success in wimping out this nation, than they ever thought possible.
posted on Aug 01, 2016, 8:31 PM 6
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