I think there is a mistake on page 108. It states that the view outlet is already connected to the instance of UIView in the doc window. In parenthesis it states the template did this for you. But on page 101, we are told not to use the template, so the outlet is not connected to the view; you have to do this manually.
Earlier in the chapter, the usage of “template” is referring to the Xcode project template.
Later in the chapter, we are talking about the template for a View Controller subclass. If you choose UIViewController subclass and check Use XIB for User Interface, the view outlet is connected.