Apple to replace pistol emoji with water gun

CUPERTINO, Calif. (CNN) – Apple announced it will replace its controversial gun emoji with a water gun emoji in its new iOS 10 software update.

Last year, an organization called New Yorkers Against Gun Violence started a campaign to get the tech company to scrap the pistol emoji.

Apple is also introducing 100 new and redesigned emojis including female athletes and professionals.

Apple users can download the beta iOS software ahead of the its official launch in September.

 

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