A new batch of adorable emojis have been cooked up by Apple but not everyone is happy.
As if Apple and their iPhone users didn't already have enough emoji to pick from, a whole new range of adorable emotes have been added in the latest iOS update and there are certainly some interesting choices among them.
Among the scores of new animals and gender-neutral character choices, there are some new additions to the food and drink section.
As well as a new 'apple' juice emoji, we've also been given a new waffle emoji which seems harmful enough but is actually sparking quite the debate and for one of the most bizarre reasons imaginable.
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The new waffle emoji
While a range of gender-neutral emoji is a much-welcomed addition, the arrival of a waffle emoji doesn't necessarily seem like the most controversial of topics.
It's just a waffle after all. Although this writer's stomach has just started rumbling.
Not all is quite right
A number of social media users have been quick to point out that of all the waffle emoji out there, ranging from Android, Twitter and even Google, Apple's new emoji is the only waffle not covered in a tantalising knob of melting butter.
Sure, they'll be a number of maniacal waffle purists out there who enjoy nothing better than a plain waffle but the tasty Belgian-born snack is undoubtedly best known for being covered with lashings of butter or maple syrup, particularly in Apple's United States homeland.
What do fans make of the new waffle emoji?
Surprisingly, the new waffle emoji appears to be dividing opinion online. Of course, there are those who feel the lack of butter is a crime against food while others simply question the need for the new emoji at all.
I really updated my phone just for the waffle emoji— lil angel (@skylardakota42) October 30, 2019
This is an extremely controversial topic in my circle of friends. It appears that Apple is the only major company not putting butter on their new emoji waffles. https://t.co/lk1ByQjcVd pic.twitter.com/PwkjHgEITU— Jonathan Surratt (@beerinator) October 29, 2019
Do they have focus groups at Apple for these new emojis? They all get together and decide it’s vital us iPhone users have a fucking waffle emoji?— Jamie (@JamieAlanSmart) October 29, 2019
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