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Plans for Updated Books

Every year around this time, when we release the initial versions of our books on Apple’s new operating systems, we start getting a lot of inquiries about when our other books will be updated. The changes in macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13/iPadOS 13 are extensive and affect quite a few of our titles. Work is underway to update as many of our books as possible, as soon as possible, and I wanted to give you a preview of what’s coming in the (relatively) near future.

UPDATE (10/7/19): The books below have already been updated, and I’ve made a few other changes to the lists:

We expect to release updates to the following titles for compatibility with Catalina, iOS 13, and/or iPadOS 13 at some point later this year (some of these will be free updates while others will be paid upgrades to new editions):

In addition, we’re planning 2019 updates to the following books for reasons other than operating system compatibility (again, some of these will be free updates while others will be paid):

We’re also working on several brand-new titles for release later in 2019 or in early 2020, including one on the mysterious aspects of Apple’s user interfaces, one on the Shortcuts app in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and at least one other iPad-focused book.

Now then…to answer the inevitable questions:

  • I can’t give you exact dates, or even months, for all these releases. There are far too many variables to be able to pin those down at this point. All I can say is: we’ll update as many books as we can, as fast as we can. One way or another, we’ll probably average more than a book per week for the rest of the year.
  • Yes, still more titles are on our roster to update in 2020. We can only type so fast! If you’re looking for a book that’s not on this list, it’s more than likely coming next year. (That said, we don’t have the capacity to keep every single one of our books updated, and a few will, sadly, fall by the wayside.)
  • We still have loads of work to do to fix bugs and add features on our new website (see my status update), and that’s quite important too. Work on the site and work on new books will have the effect of slowing each other down, alas.

Finally, a gentle reminder: this is what we expect/hope/plan to do, but it’s subject to change because life is messy and unpredictable.