Apple Replaces Pistol Emoji With Water Gun

Posted by Megalith 3:30 PM (CDT)

Saturday August 06, 2016

While some of you couldn’t care less about emoji and would merely accuse Apple of pussification, I suppose there is the potential for some real miscommunication here. We should just ban all emoji.

All other vendors display this emoji as a real gun. Even if they all decided to follow suit and change to a water or toy gun (which could happen, if Apple sticks with this), the change would take a considerable amount of time. By comparison, if you tell people to bring a snack using the 🍪 cookie emoji, and Galaxy users bring you saltine crackers, that’s a shame, but nothing more.