Apple revamps its syringe emoji

27 February 2021 • 17:00

iOS 14.5 will come with a new syringe emoji that features an empty syringe instead of one dripping blood.

Emojipedia said that while the syringe was once associated with blood donation, it saw a noticeable shift to it being used for vaccinations, alongside other emoji such as a face mask or a microbe.

Oh, thank goodness. I’m not squeamish, but I prefer an emoji representing the syringe in a generic way, not necessarily just for drawing blood. Hopefully, it won’t take long for other emoji sets to follow.