Apple reveals 12 upcoming emoji for iOS 10; rifle replaced by water gun

Apple reveals 12 upcoming emoji for iOS 10; rifle replaced by water gun
With more than 100 new emoji soon to be available with iOS 10, Apple released images showing 12 of them. These were not picked randomly. Apple chose to show how the next set of emoji is adding athletic women including a female runner, cyclist, weightlifter and basketball player. And it is more than just athletics as Apple displayed a female construction worker wearing a hard hat.

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.

source: Apple



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

tim cook's flag...

15. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Happy and Unhappy at the same time. Happy because Equality lives on but Unhappy because it's being a bit too much..

2. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

who knows, we may use pokemon emoji near future

3. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

whats wrong with the rifle??? smh

5. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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.

7. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Shouldn't a bunch of other emojis be banned too?? Cars, fires, eve some flowers kill people

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but cars, fires and flowers main function is not to kill..

9. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not all guns are used for killing. Target shooting is fun too.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It's just the refusal to face reality and the real problem. Emoji don't kill real guns do.

14. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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.

4. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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.

17. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The watergun emoji has really destroyed America, hindered their progress and turned their country upside down. Damn those PC left wing liberals!

6. Fona13A unregistered

Gotta protect the underprivileged Tumblr teens with waterguns instead of rifles.

13. AlikMalix unregistered

This is just stupid, Tim Cook!

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