It’s been pointed out to me recently that my blog has nothing at all on it about my work on the book Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach, by Amit Singh. So, here’s all the info I have that I can give right now, in the form of a FAQ:
Is it true you’re updating the book?
Yes. As of November 2012, I was contracted by Pearson to author a second edition of Mac OS X Internals, which in keeping with Apple’s change in naming, will now be titled “OS X Internals: A Systems Approach”. A big shout-out and thanks to Michael Ash for letting me guest-write on his blog and to Kirby Turner for putting me in touch with Pearson!
What is the release date?
At this time, I have no solid release date to offer. My best guess for a release is late in 2013.
Are you working with Amit Singh on the second edition?
No. To the best of my knowledge, Amit is not involved in the second edition in any way as of this writing. Should he change his mind about having a role, I will be nothing but grateful for his help!
Are you working with anyone else?
Update: Yes! As of September 2013, Sam Marshall has signed on to co-author the book with me. His enthusiasm for the project is as great as mine, and I hope to bring you an even better book with his help!
Not at this time.
Will the second edition contain information about iOS as well?
Yes, I am planning to include information on iOS. Some details of iOS’ implementation are, of course, internal to Apple and unavailable, but I will be adding as much public information as I can.
Will the second edition cover OS X 10.9/iOS 7?
If either of those OS versions are publicly released before the final manuscript delivery date, then I will do my best to include any changed information. I can’t make any guarantees, and if those versions are still in beta at the time of delivery, no information on them can be included due to NDA.
If I’ve left out anything, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email and ask!