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The iOS 4 Developer’s Cookbook: Core Concepts and Essential Recipes for iOS Programmers by Erica Sadun

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Preface

This is not the iOS Cookbook you’re expecting.

Instead, it is the iOS Cookbook you were expecting. Last year. When iOS 4 debuted, my editor and I had a hard decision to make: Publish the book on iOS 4 and don’t include Xcode 4 material, or hold off until Apple released Xcode 4. We chose to hold off for Xcode 4, feeling that many people would expect to see it covered in the book. What we couldn’t anticipate, however, is that Apple’s NDA would last until Spring 2011. We assumed Xcode 4 would release much sooner; so much for assuming.

By the time Apple finally lifted the NDA on Xcode 4, iOS 5 was—presumably—right around the corner. We were stuck between a rock and an iOS release. We decided to update the book to iOS 4.3, and are making it ...

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