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Latest iOS 10 beta brings 100 new emoji with focus on equality

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Apple has issued the latest developer beta of iOS 10, which brings over 100 new emoji along for the ride.

The latest version, which is not available to the public yet, brings new characters and a focus on gender and sexual equality.

For example, there’s a new range of female athletes, including cyclists, basketball players, swimmers and weightlifters. There’s also a new female spy and construction worker.

Elsewhere Apple is also adding a nice rainbow flag and is replacing the gun emoji with a harmless water pistol

Related: How do download the iOS 10 public beta

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In a post on the Apple Newsroom website, the company wrote: “More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters will be available to iPhone and iPad users this Fall with iOS 10. This exciting update brings more gender options to existing characters, including new female athletes and professionals, adds beautiful redesigns of popular emoji, a new rainbow flag and more family options.

“Apple is working closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that popular emoji characters reflect the diversity of people everywhere.”

Apple device owners with developer accounts can download the latest beta today, while we can probably expect the public beta to land next week.

Today's update also applies to the forthcoming versions of iOS, tvOS, macOS and watchOS.

iOS 10 will officially launch in September alongside the new iPhone models.

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