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iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers Paperback

As you may, or may not know, I have been writing e-books about iOS and macOS since 2012. My first e-book, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Server Review was published back in July of 2012. Since then I have written a total of 11 books. I am adding two more this year, iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers and macOS High Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers.

Over the years, I have published to both Amazon as well as on Apple’s iBooks store. The year, I wanted to do something a bit different. I have decided to offer a paperback edition of my e-books. The one that will be released first is iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers. The physical book is 348 pages long, this means that is not a short book. As a matter of fact, the actual number of words written in the book is 73,564, which makes it more than double any of my other iOS e-books.

There are actually two versions of the book, depending on your preference. There is a full color edition and a black and white edition. The decision to have there be two different versions is two-fold. The first reason is that books are not inexpensive and distributing them can become expensive. The second reason is the sensitivity of some to price. One of the goals of this was to allow the paperbacks to be available through as many channels as possible. Give the price required for that to occur, the black and white version exists.

You can purchase the paperback version of iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers from the following places:

The color version is $49.99, £38.99, or €42.99. It is available from CreateSpace or Amazon. The ISBN for this version is 978-1975846657.

The black and white version is $19.99, £15.99, or €17.99. It is available from CreateSpace or Amazon. With the black and white version you can order it from any bookseller and libraries can even order a copy if they want to. This should be able to be done through their normal channels, or they can just order it from Amazon as well. Just use the ISBN 978-1975847371.

The e-book version is, of course, available in ePub format, iBooks format, or Kindle format.

iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra books available for pre-order

As I have done since 2012 I have written two e-books over the course of the summer. While the final touches are being put on the books, they are now available for pre-order. As I mention in the books, I did something a bit different this year. I kept track of the total time spent working on the books. So far, I have spent 178 hours on these two e-books. This encompasses everything from watch the Apple Development videos, writing, editing, and image gathering. All of this work has resulted in over 95,000 words between the two books. It is a huge undertaking every year. Nonetheless, the e-books are available for pre-order. They will be released as soon as their corresponding operating systems are released.

iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers covers all of the new features for each platform. On iOS this includes history of the iPhone, iOS 10.1 to iOS 10.3, 32-bit apps, the redesigned lock screen, home screen, and new cover sheet. Other topics include the all new Files app, control center, changes to Siri, the App Store, updates to Messages, Notes, Camera,  the Music app, and Photos, along with many other changes

A primary topic is the iPad, specifically multitasking, the Dock, Drag and Drop, and how iOS 11 brings a whole slew of new iPad-specific features to the forefront. 

watchOS 4 covers the new User interface, watch faces, and workout types, along with the redesigned music app. tvOS 11 brings Right to left language support, changes to app sizes, and home screen sync. 

For developers some of the topics include changes to Swift, Xcode 9 changes included the Code Editor Window, Source Control, Colors, and developing on iOS. Other topics include APFS, AirPlay 2, Metal 2, CoreML, and networking changes.

iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers has something for all types of users, whatever your primary interest lies in iOS, watchOS, or tvOS.

It is available for pre-order from Apple in either iBooks, or ePub format. It is $3.99. You can pre-order the e-pub version from Amazon for $4.99.

macOS High Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers covers topics for all types of users. Some of the areas covered include new additions and changes to Photos, Safari enhancements, updates to Mail, Notes, iCloud, Siri, and the Apple File System (APFS).

maOS High Sierra for administrators covers some changes around File Sharing, Caching Service, Time Machine Server, and Xcode Server. Along side this, a layout of all of the new and changed Profile Manager payloads and options. 

Lastly for developers, some of the topics covered include changes to Swift, Xcode 9 changes included the Code Editor Window, Source Control, Colors, and developing on iOS. Other topics include APFS, AirPlay 2, Metal 2, CoreML, 32-bit Apps, and external graphics.

macOS High Sierra for Users, Administrators, and Developers has something for every type of user to learn all about the new features that are within macOS.

iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4 for Users and Developers has something for all types of users, whatever your primary interest lies in iOS, watchOS, or tvOS.

It is also available for pre-order from Apple in either iBooks, or ePub format. It is $3.99. You can pre-order the e-pub version from Amazon for $4.99.