“A rainbow flag emoji for LGBT pride will be featured as part of Apple’s iOS 10 operating software, which will debut this fall,” Wong reports. “The flag joins a lineup that includes more female athletes and professionals as well as images for single-parent families. Meanwhile, a revolver firearm will be replaced with a colorful water pistol.”
“The company is working ‘closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that popular emoji characters reflect the diversity of people everywhere,’ officials said in a statement on Apple’s website,” Wong reports. “The pride-themed update is particularly fitting as Apple has been outspoken in its support for the LGBT community for some time.”
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