The bagel emoji is finally getting a creamy schmear — and a Big Apple stamp of approval.
Earlier this month, Apple debuted a dry, sad-looking bagel emoji that many New Yorkers just couldn’t stomach. With its deflated top and laser-cut slicing, the illustrated breakfast item looked more like a frozen supermarket round than the beloved homegrown boiled-and-baked variety.
This week, bagel purists prevailed. In response to the complaints, Apple announced on Monday that it had corrected its Cynthia Nixon-level faux pas, revealing an updated bagel emoji with a springy-looking top, a perfectly imperfect rise and — most crucial to some — a silky spread of cream cheese between the sliced halves.