utter noob = no programming experience at all? then..
Programming in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition) by Stephen Kochan (not strictly ios, but a great place to start)
after that go through the apple developer resources and then you can either get a good ios book (cant think of a specific one now) or go around the net and do as many tutorials as you can. google or youtube - ios tutorial. plenty to keep you busy.