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iOS 14.5 replaces syringe with vaccine emoji on iPhones – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Apple rolled out iOS 14.5 software update which includes important privacy updates and also the ability to unlock your iPhone while you are wearing a mask. Along with these important changes, the update also brings a notable update — a vaccine emoji.
The company has updated its syringe emoji which will not represent coronavirus vaccines. The original syringe emoji came with the first version of Unicode icons. The emoji features red colour and according to Emojipedia it symbolises blood donation. But now it is changed to represent Covid-19 vaccine.
Emoji tracker website EmojiPedia said, “In a move that saw global news coverage when it originally appeared in iOS 14.5 beta 2, the 💉 Syringe emoji no longer displays any blood, and now has a shorter needle and a longer grey barrel. By removing the blood from the design, Apple has made this emoji more visually appropriate for a wider variety of discussions, which of course includes vaccination.”
As mentioned above this new version of the emoji came with iOS 14.5 update. The emoji consist of simple blue and gray colours making it an all purpose syringe. Presetly, the new design is only available on Apple devices.
Along with this new emoji, the company has also added 440 other new emoji with the latest update. The new emojis include heart on fire, face in clouds, gender options for people with beard and various skin tone combinations for couples.
Apart from this, the tech giant has also updated its older headphone emoji. The new headphone emoji now depict the recently launched Apple AirPods Max.



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