Apple has announced that it will update the terminology it uses within its developer ecosystem. He updated his style guide as part of this effort to make it more inclusive.
Apple Update Guide
An update on the developer’s website said:
At Apple, we’re working to remove and replace non-inclusive language in our developer ecosystem, including in Xcode, platform APIs, documentation, and open source projects. These changes started on June 22 with the migration of beta software and developer documentation during WWDC20 to terms such as authorized list and denied list, and primary as the default SCM branch in Xcode 12 An updated Apple style guide reflects these and other changes.
In addition, he said that “developer APIs with exclusion terms will be obsolete as we introduce overrides in internal code bases, public APIs and open source projects, such as WebKit and Swift.” The note adds that developers have been encouraged “to closely monitor deprecation warnings in your code bases and to proactively upgrade to the latest APIs available in the platform SDKs”.
the updated style guide contains a number of changes. These include Apple TV + and the instruction not to use the term whitelist. ” The entries for “dock adapter” and “hold switch” have been deleted.