I previous posted about how you could pre-order my upcoming e-books. Well the wait it over, for one of them anyway. You can purchase the iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 for Users and Developers e-book from Apple or Amazon for $3.99 from either retailer. If you would prefer physical books, these are now also available as well. Just like last year there are two versions, one black & white and the other is color. The black & white version is $14.99. This version is available for purchase through other retailers besides Amazon using the ISBN 9781687196620. The color version is $39.99 and is only available from Amazon. This is due to the printing costs. Even so the ISBN for the color version is 9781089714446. The physical size of the books is larger. They are now 8.5 inches by 11 inch pages. The previous paperbacks were 6 inches by 9 inches. The physical size change was made to keep the costs down.
This year I have done something else a bit different. There are also additional e-book versions available; one for each of the different sections of my e-books.
The first is iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 for Users. This is available via Barnes & Noble or Kobo. The second is iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 for Developers. This is also available via Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Each of these are $3.99. I understand that not everyone is able to purchase the books themselves. For those who cannot, new this year, you can also request that your library to purchase the titles. This is not only the paperbacks but also the e-books. Both of the Users and Developer e-books are available via various e-book platforms. These platforms are Axis 360, OverDrive, Gardners Extended Retail, Tolino, Odilo, and Gardners Library.
iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are huge releases. There is an all new Dark Mode, Apple’s new gaming service Apple Arcade, an all new way to control iOS and iPadOS with just your voice, some updates to Screen Time and changes around Maps, particularly on the iPad. We also cover the updates to the Camera, Photos, and Notes.
iPadOS is a new operating system from Apple designed specifically for the iPad. In this we cover the big updates to Safari and its Desktop-Class browsing, the ability to use your iPad as a second screen on your Mac using SideCar, some big changes with Files including the use of external storage, and changes to Swift Playgrounds.
For those Apple TV users there is an all new Control Center, some new video previews, updated screen savers and the ability to connect Xbox One and Playstation 4 Controllers to your Apple TV.
watchOS 6 goes on its own journey by going app independent. There are also some new apps for Audiobooks, a built-in calculator, voice memos, and all new Watch Faces. We also discuss the updates surrounding health and fitness including cycle tracking for women and an all new Noise app.
Developers will have some big changes with Swift 5 and the all new SwiftUI and Combine frameworks. Also covered are bringing your iPad apps to the Mac, the new PencilKit framework, CoreML 3, ARKit 3, and the all new Apple Sign-In . We also look at the improvements to Xcode, Diffable Sources, Natural Language Framework, and Core Data and CloudKit changes.