Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to RyScalzo)
Ideally, you want the source of instruction to be teaching IOS 5 (or 6) development skills while using Xcode 4.2 or later as the IDE platform. Make sure you have the relevant development libraries and documentation downloaded from Xcode preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 5:44 PM (in response to RyScalzo)
iOS 6 is already out. You can still develop for iOS 5, but your apps will be outdated. Also, Beginning iOS 5 Development is for current iOS programmers looking to upgrade their skills to iOS 5.
For complete beginners to XCode and Objective-C (the programming language used to make iPhone apps) I would reccomend Team Treehouse (click here to get 50% off for your first month).
Hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 10:40 AM (in response to RyScalzo)
Just so you know, "Beginning iOS 6 Development" is out! Well, almost. You can buy the digital "alpha book" right now, which contains almost everything, and then you'll automatically get the final digital version within the next week.
Or, if you want a paper book, you can pre-order it from Amazon and have it in a couple of weeks.
The old version is fine of course, but the new version covers some new material, matches the latest Xcode (which has really changed quite a bit in a year) and has improvements all over the place.