The Exactly Opposite Of Apple’s Change
Apple goes politically correct while Microsoft goes for the gun. Do you think it’s just a coincidence?
Looks like Microsoft and Apple may not be on the same page about firearms.
In this politically correct world where kids get detained for finger guns and our second amendment rights are being tested every day, it seems the online behemoths are all over the board on their gun policies.
Only days after Apple changed its gun emoji to a water pistol in iOS 10, Microsoft replaced its toy pistol emoji with an actual revolver.
Windows August 2nd Anniversary Update includes the new glyph as part of a major emoji redesign that Microsoft detailed in a blog release. Before this, the company’s representation for a gun looked more like a space toy, while the new image is a more realistic silver-and-grey revolver.”
When asked for the reason behind this change, a Microsoft spokesperson told us, ‘Our intent with every glyph is to align with the global Unicode standard, and the previous design did not map to industry designs or our customers’ expectations of the emoji definition. We will continue to work with the Unicode Consortium to refine and update glyphs that reflects customer needs, feedback and supports a consistent system that works across the digital world.'”
While Apple and Microsoft have gone back to edit their symbols, Google continues to use a pistol in Android keyboards and doesn’t appear to have plans to change this. None of the companies in question have adjusted their knife, sword, bomb, poison and coffin emojis, so… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”
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sources: engadget.com, photo credit: Emojipedia