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Books

iOS 14 Paperbacks and Kindle e-book are Now Available

I know there are some that prefer to have physical copies of books, and you can now buy a paperback versions of my latest iOS book; iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 for Users and Developers. You can get either a Black & White version for $14.99 or a Color version for $39.99. If you would prefer to frequent your local reseller you can purchase the Black & White version from them using the ISBN 979-8677546914. Due to pricing, only the Black & White version is available through third-party bookstores.

In these uncertain times, you can also get a Kindle version for $3.99. If you prefer you can purchase a copy from Apple Books for $3.99.


iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 for Users and Developers somewhat mirrors macOS Big Sur in that there are some design tweaks like the new Widgets and your ability to place them on the home screen for device running iOS, the new App Library system, which can help you organize your home screen. Along with the home screen changes, search and Siri have seen some improvements as well, and those are covered. Safari can now help keep you informed about who is tracking you across the web.

Communications is a big part of today’s society, so the updates to Messages is covered, and there is a whole new help to help you translate text, called the Translate app. Users will be able to learn about the new updates to Notes, Reminders, and Maps. If you prefer to handwrite items there is a new feature just for you called called Scribble, which will take your handwriting and covert it into text.

Health is a huge topic and there have been some big changes like the renamed Fitness app on the iPhone and a way of tracking Sleep on the Apple Watch. These are both covered along with updates to Face ID and masks, as well as new ways to protect your hearing. The Music and Home apps have been slightly changed and updated and the Shortcuts app gets some new tricks to help automate things even better than before.

Developers will learn all about Apple Silicon, because their iOS and iPadOS apps can run natively on Macs running Apple Silicon. Along with Apple Silicon, developers can learn about changes to Xcode, the new Swift, SwiftUI, and Swift Packages, as well as how to implement WidgetKit, some things to keep in mind about AppClips, how to implement the new Color Picker and how to support PencilKit and Scribble with their custom interfaces.

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Apple iPhone

iPhone Availability: 11/20/2016 (Evening)

iPhone 7

  • Sprint – Rose Gold 256GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 11/28 – 12/16.
  • Sprint – Gold 256GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 11/28 – 12/16.
  • Sprint – Silver 256GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 11/28 – 12/16.
  • Sprint – Black 256GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 11/28 – 12/16.

iPhone 7 Plus

  • Sprint – Black 32GB has slipped from 11/15 to 11/30.
  • Sprint – Silver 128GB has gone from 11/28 to 11/21.
  • Sprint – Silver 256GB has gone from 11/14 to 11/28.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 32GB has slipped from 11/16 to 11/30.
  • T-Mobile – Rose Gold 128GB has slipped from 11/16 to 12/7.
  • T-Mobile – Gold 128GB has slipped from 11/16 to 12/7.
  • T-Mobile – Black 128GB has slipped from 11/16 to 12/7.
  • T-Mobile – Silver 256GB has slipped from 11/28 to 12/7.
  • Verizon – Black 128GB has gone from ‘Available’ to 11/23.
  • Verizon – Jet Black 256GB has gone from 11/30 to ‘Available’.
iPhone 7
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Silver Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Jet Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Silver Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Jet Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Silver Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Jet Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Gold Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Silver Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
Jet Black Tue Nov 22 Tue Nov 22
iPhone 7 Plus
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Gold 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Silver 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks
Jet Black 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks

iPhone 7 – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Available 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23
Gold 11/21 – 11/23 Available Available
Silver 11/21 – 11/23 Available Available
Black 11/21 – 11/23 Available Available
Jet Black 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Available Available 11/28 – 12/16
Gold Available Available 11/28 – 12/16
Silver Available Available 11/28 – 12/16
Black Available Available 11/28 – 12/16
Jet Black Available 11/18 – 11/28
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28
Gold 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28
Silver 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28
Black 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28
Jet Black 11/20 – 11/28 11/20 – 11/28
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold Available Available Available
Gold Available Available Available
Silver Available Available Available
Black Available Available Available
Jet Black Available Available
iPhone 7 Plus – from Carriers
AT&T 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23 11/28 – 12/5
Gold 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23
Silver 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23 11/21 – 11/23
Black 12/12 – 12/19 12/12 – 12/23 11/21 – 11/23
Jet Black 12/12 – 12/23 12/5 – 12/12
Sprint 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/21 – 12/5 11/28 – 12/5 11/14 – 11/28
Gold 11/14 – 12/5 11/16 – 11/30 11/14 – 11/28
Silver 11/21 – 11/30 11/21 – 12/9 11/28 – 12/19
Black 11/30 – 12/9 11/21 – 12/19 11/26 – 12/19
Jet Black 11/28 – 12/19 11/28 – 12/26
T-Mobile 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/28 – 12/19 12/7 – 12/28 12/7 – 12/28
Gold 11/21 – 12/05 12/7 – 12/28 11/20 – 11/28
Silver 11/30 – 12/14 11/20 – 11/28 12/7 – 12/28
Black 12/7 – 12/19 11/30 – 12/14 11/20 – 11/28
Jet Black 11/28 – 12/19 12/7 – 12/28
Verizon 32GB 128GB 256GB
Rose Gold 11/30 12/7 12/7
Gold 12/7 11/30 11/25
Silver 11/30 Available 12/14
Black Available 11/23 Available
Jet Black 11/30 Available
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Apple Books

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra pre-orders available on Amazon

iOS10.Users.Developers

iOS 10 for Users and Developers explores the myriad of new features in iOS 10 across all of Apple’s iOS-based devices: iPhone, iPad, tvOS, and watchOS. Some of the topics covered include Widgets, HomeKit, Payments, Unlocking your Mac, Notifications, Messages and the Music Redesign.

For Developers, the biggest changes occur within Xcode and Swift. Swift 3 is covered extensively as well as some of the new frameworks, and the updates with Xcode.

As with previous years, iOS 10 for Users and Developers is now available for pre-order from Amazon. It costs $3.99, or the equivalent around the world.


macOS.Sierra.Cover

macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers is a book that covers all of the new features of macOS Sierra. For users, some of the categories covered are the new name, Siri, changes to Photos, the Apple Watch and your Mac, Storage updates, Messages, Safari changes, and the Apple File System (APFS).

For Server Administrators, some of the items include updates to permissions, Apple Classroom, security updates, and other supported changes.

For developers, the changes in Xcode as well as Swift 3 are covered. Along side these, the new frameworks that have been unveiled by Apple are discussed.

No matter what your level of expertise, macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers has something for everybody.

Just like the iOS 10 book, macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers is available for pre-order Amazon. It will cost $3.99, or nearly that around the world.

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Books

iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Books Available for Pre-Order

One of the things that some may have noticed is that there has not been a whole lot posted to the site over the last few months, as a matter of fact there have only been four posts total. Three of these have been videos and one was about Amazon’s Prime day. As has become custom over the last few years, my summers are spent writing e-books about Apple’s latest operating systems. This year is no different. These e-books are now available for pre-order in Apple’s iBooks Store.

iOS10.Users.Developers

iOS 10 for Users and Developers explores the myriad of new features in iOS 10 across all of Apple’s iOS-based devices: iPhone, iPad, tvOS, and watchOS. Some of the topics covered include Widgets, HomeKit, Payments, Unlocking your Mac, Notifications, Messages and the Music Redesign.

For Developers, the biggest changes occur within Xcode and Swift. Swift 3 is covered extensively as well as some of the new frameworks, and the updates with Xcode.

As with previous years, iOS 10 for Users and Developers is available in both ePub and iBooks versions.


macOS.Sierra.Cover

macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers is a book that covers all of the new features of macOS Sierra. For users, some of the categories covered are the new name, Siri, changes to Photos, the Apple Watch and your Mac, Storage updates, Messages, Safari changes, and the Apple File System (APFS).

For Server Administrators, some of the items include updates to permissions, Apple Classroom, security updates, and other supported changes.

For developers, the changes in Xcode as well as Swift 3 are covered. Along side these, the new frameworks that have been unveiled by Apple are discussed.

No matter what your level of expertise, macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers has something for everybody.

Just like the iOS 10 book, macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers is available in ePub and iBooks versions. Pre-orders are available today.

Amazon pre-orders for these will be forthcoming.

Update:

Amazon Pre-orders are now available. You can pre-order iOS 10 for Users and Developers or macOS Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers. They are both $3.99 and are available worldwide.

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Apple Books

iOS 9 for Users and Developers e-book now available

iOS 9 for Users and Developers Cover

iOS 9 for users and developers covers new features in iOS 9. This includes On Demand Resources, App Thinning, and storage usage. Other changes include Keyboard changes, improvements to Search, changes to the way News is handled. Additionally, updates to Siri, new features on Notes, Multitasking, System Fonts, updates in Security and file management. One of the biggest changes is Safari, Apple Maps, and even improvements to the Apple Watch.

The book comes is available in two versions from Apple. The first is ePub and the second is the iBooks edition. Both are priced at $3.99.

You can also purchase it from Amazon as well for $3.99.