“Apple unveiled over 100 new ‘gender diverse’ emojis Monday, but there’s one in particular that stands out for us,” Curtis M. Wong reports for The Huffington Post.

“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.”

This rainbow flag is one of 100 new or redesigned emojis that will debut this fall in Apple's iOS 10.

This rainbow flag is one of 100 new or redesigned emojis that will debut this fall in Apple’s iOS 10.

 
Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s statement on the new emoji in iOS 10 and some examples are here.

SEE ALSO:
Apple removes handgun emoji, replaces it with a squirt gun – August 1, 2016