Apple to replace gun emoji with water pistol

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A big change is sweeping the nation or at least your iPhone.

Apple announced Monday 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.

It's just one of more than 100 new and redesigned symbols coming this fall.

Other new emojis feature female athletes and professionals.

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