The iOS Apprentice Print Version Now Available!

The print version of the iOS Apprentice is now available for purchase! By Ray Wenderlich.

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The iOS Apprentice Print Version Now Available!

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Update 12/30: We have chosen a random commenter for the giveaway, and it is… vincechiu! Congrats and thanks to everyone for entering!

The iOS Apprentice series has been out for almost three years now. It has been updated each year to the latest version of iOS, from iOS 4 all the way to iOS 7.

But during all of this time, we’ve never had a print version of the book available. That changes today! :]


In case you haven’t heard of the iOS Apprentice before, it is our introduction to iOS development for complete beginners.

The book is 816 pages, and split into four epic-length tutorials, each of which shows you how to build a complete app from scratch. And best of all – the book is fully up-to-date with Xcode 5 and iOS 7!


The iOS Apprentice is written by Matthijs Hollemans, one of the best developers and writers on the Tutorial Team. The book has sold thousands of copies, and has received rave reviews from readers such as this:

“Your writing style, your humor and your explanations are one of the best (if not the best, seriously) I’ve ever seen. Very happy to have spent my money for your work.” –Adriano G

Note that on our store page, we have two options for each product:

  • Just the PDF. Nothing’s changed here – if you prefer electronic books you can buy just the PDF same way you usually would.
  • The PDF + Print Version Bundle. This gives you the best of both worlds. It also saves you a lot of money – you’re effectively getting the printed books at a big discount compared to buying them separately.

Note we don’t offer an option for just the printed books. This is because we like to keep our books as up-to-date as we can, and we want to be able to give all our customers access to these updates (in PDF form). So far, iOS Apprentice PDF customers have received 4 major updates since it was first released (from iOS 4->5->6->7)!

Discount for iOS Apprentice PDF Customers

If you bought the PDF version of the iOS Apprentice, you are eligible for a special discount on the print version, to effectively “upgrade” your order to the PDF+Print bundle.

I will send all PDF version customers an email with instructions for how to upgrade your purchase in a few minutes.

If for some reason you do not get the email, just contact me and we’ll get it sorted.

Note this discount will expire in at the end of 2013, so be sure to grab it before New Year’s! :]


The Giveaway

One last thing. To celebrate the launch, we’re giving away a copy of the book!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post – next Monday we’ll choose a random winner.

That’s it – we hope you all enjoy the print version of the iOS Apprentice! If you’d like to pick up a copy just check out our store page.