Apple changes 'syringe' emoji in support of coronavirus vaccine drive

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 17, 2021, 10:01 AM(IST)

Apple syringe emoji. Picture credit: Emojipedia Photograph:( Twitter )

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It is being assumed that the change has been made to remove the misconception that vaccinations involve blood

With a lot of countries carrying out mass vaccination drives against the deadly coronavirus, Apple has decided to slightly change the syringe emoji.

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the new design of the syringe emoji in which it has removed the drops of blood coming out of the syringe.

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The syringe will also be shown as empty now, rather than being filled with blood like earlier.

It is being assumed that the change has been made to remove the misconception that vaccinations involve blood. 

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The change has been implemented as a part of Apple's iOS 14.5 beta. This version has also introduced new emojis such as a heart on fire, a spiral-eyed face. 

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There is also an emoji for mending heart, exhaling face and a face in clouds. 

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