REVEALED: Apple is replacing its gun emoji

Apple has today revealed that they will be replacing the black and silver hand-gun emoji with a bright green water gun.

The replacement, which is set to come into effect from September, comes amid rising tensions about gun laws in America.

The bright green water pistol is just one of 100 new and redesigned emojis expected to be rolled out in the latest iOS 10 update.


“This exciting update brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.”

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Some of the new emoji’s include single parents, a rainbow flag, female athletes, police officers and construction workers.

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