Apple users have discovered some changes with the latest operating system update. Apple has officially done away with the gun emoji and replaced it with a toy.
The latest iOS 10 update for iPhone and iPad surfaced yesterday and with it came 70 new emoji icons. Apple took away the old rifle emoji, and they replaced the pistol emoji with a harmless-looking, bright green squirt gun.
Apple’s decision made gun control advocates happy, they applauded Apple for dumping the handgun emoji back when they announced the changes in August.
CBS San Francisco reports some of the new emoji icons are athletes, cops, twins, hard-hat workers with multiple skin tones and hair colors and even a new LGBT rainbow flag.
The decision by Apple to swap the gun emoji with a water gun has drawn some unpopular reviews from folks on social media: