If this rumor is true, it is one of the few legitimately infuriating things Apple will have done with their products.
I'm not sure if you're trying to be deliberately ironic or what....
I can't recall the last time Apple made a change that actually turned out to be a good one. They've probably done it at some points in the past, but I can't think of any offhand.
Perhaps what you really mean to say is that if you need glyphs that are not part of ascii to express something, then perhaps
Referring to a textual glyph as an "image" is not really accurate. Heck, the classic smiley icon is more of an image than a thorn is, and you can type that using plain ascii.
Where do you get that 1% of the time the gun might not fire from?
I'm not saying that this wouldn't ever happen, but can you actually quantify the amount of time that would actually end up being fatal for the user?
It's a serious question, not a rhetorical one. I don't know if any studies have been done to figure out the number, but if it is any less than the number of people who *actually* get killed because someone other than the owner of a gun was using it, then it's still a win.
I believe the same argument is made for autonomous driving.... if it can save lives, it's a win.
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. -- Niels Bohr