Apple Will Replace The Gun Emoji With A Water Pistol In A New Update

The tech giant has responded to the gun violence problem in America

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Apple announced just yesterday, along with other changes, that the company will replace the controversial pistol emoji with a green water gun in the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 10.

The change follows a plethora of devastating incidents of gun violence in the US and across the globe. Apple, however, did not specify any particular reason for the substitution.

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Some of the other changes set to be released this autumn with iOS10 include new female athletes, redesigns of current popular emojis, a pride flag, and family options for single parents.

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