Gay and lesbian emoji included in Apple’s iOS 6

Macworld Australia Staff
15 June, 2012
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The upcoming version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 6, will comes with new emojis – and, for the first time, will include icons of gay and lesbian couples.

The emoji – Japanese for picture (e-) and letter (-moji) – are used in text messages and emails to express facial expressions and emotions in conversations.

The new icons are placed next to the previous relationship-related emojis showing a heterosexual couple holding hands and a heterosexual couple with a son. One shows two men holding hands, and the other shows two women in the same position, reports Gizmodo.

Apple officially included a native emoji keyboard  in iOS 5, so any user could enable the feature with a simple setting change, Apple built its own set of emoji into iOS because of the size of the Japanese market and the country’s cultural importance.



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  1. Graham Hodge says:

    Shame on Apple, was it not enough to bow to homosexual activist pressure to remove the Exodus app, an organisation that has helped so many become free of the bondage to an oppressive lifestyle while Apple continues to allow pro-homosexual apps!

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