Apple to replace pistol emoji with water gun

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
August 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (WCTV) -- Apple is getting rid of the pistol emoji, but that's not the only change you'll see in the company's next mobile software update.

The Cupertino, California tech giant is replacing the pistol emoji with a green squirt gun.

The change comes after some have faced legal trouble by using the pistol and other weapon emojis in social media posts.

The change comes in the wake of anti-gun groups pushing for Apple to part ways with the tiny digital revolver. Now the emoji will be gone when the next round of iOS is released, expected in September.

It's not the only change iOS users will find.

Female emojis will now be included in the roles of construction worker, police officer, and detective. New female athletes, a pride flag, and more options for single parents will also be included as new options.

iOS 10 will be released this fall, but those Apple fanatics who can't wait, can download the public beta, which has been available for about a month.

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