I'm on chapter 9 of this book, and so far I have learned quite a lot about the Cocoa Touch framework but I think this book could've been 1/3 of its size. The author is too verbose in explaining things. It is okay if he's trying to explain the code or the APIs, but I don't need 2 pages worth of text trying to tell me how to drag a text field and label to the view in Interface Builder. Just show a screenshot or two would do. Worse, the tutorial instructions are not clearly highlighted, so it's very hard to skim through his filler text.
My suggestion to the author/editor:
-Clearly differentiate between tutorial instructions and lesson contents.
-More screen shots, less words
-Have brief chapters dedicated Objective C, XCode and interface builder.
In conclusion, this book is aimed at the absolute beginner. Readers with programming experience may find themselves very impatient with this book. It is also a very bad reference book since the tutorial instructions and knowledge/concept materials are interweaved