2:58 pm June 16, 2012, by Christopher Seward
For the first time, the next version of the operating system for the iPhone and iPad will have messaging icons that reflect relationships among gay and lesbian users.
The emojis, emoticon-like pictures often used in texting and emails, will have both gay and lesbian couples holding hands when iOS 6 is out later this year, gizmodo.com reported.
According to Gizmodo:
The 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. The other shows two women in the same position.
Emojis were first made popular in Japan, where Apple introduced an emoji keyboard when it introducd the iPhone.
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