iPhone and iPad are officially gay. Sort of.


Quick survey: what do you think is a better way to raise the awareness about gay couples’ rights?

a) A gay pride-like march
b) Writing to your local politician
c) Putting a note in the pocket of millions of people every day

If you answered ‘c’ you’ll be happy to know that the latest release of the operating system used by iPhone and iPad added a new set of pro-gay icons. As you can see in the above picture, among the classic “emoji” (which is the Japanese-sounding name Apple uses to refer to emoticons) depicting singles, heterosexual couples and families – now Male+Male and Female+Female icons are available too. And they don’t smile like the others, nor have children. Uhm…