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Apple Adds Gender Diverse Emojis in New Update

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More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10, the company announced August 1.
More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10, the company announced August 1.Elian, Melissa (206494429) / Apple

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The newest software update for iPhones and iPads will feature more gender diverse emojis, Apple announced Monday.

The iOS 10 update, which will be released this fall, will feature new gender options for existing emoji characters, including female athletes and working professionals. It will also add rainbow flags and different family options, such as single-parent families, to the emoji repertoire.

More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10, the company announced August 1.
More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10, the company announced August 1.Elian, Melissa (206494429) / Apple

“Apple is working closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that popular emoji characters reflect the diversity of people everywhere,” the company said in a press release.

Related: New Approved Emojis Address 'Gender Disparities'

iOS 10 will feature more than 100 new and redesigned emojis in total. Most notably, Apple has opted to exchange a squirt gun emoji in place of the revolver.

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