New Apple iPhone to Include Gay & Lesbian Icons
June 14, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Senior Digital Strategist
The iOS6 operating system on the new Apple iPhone touts an expanded emojis keyboard that will include new icons of gay and lesbian couples.
Emojis are graphic emoticons typically used in text messaging and email. The system began in Japan and quickly spread into Western markets thanks to the iPhone and iPad.
The icons are interspersed with other relationship-related emojis, including a heterosexual couple with a family.
What do you think of the emojis additions? Are gay and lesbian couple emojis enough to get you to upgrade to iOS6? Sound off now on Facebook.
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