In the wake of the MacStories report that claimed AirPrint had been removed (or artificially limited in scope) from the impending iOS 4.2 release. The reason for the removal/crippling, was due to troubles with printer sharing with Macs and Windows PCs. So, a MacRumors reader emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs and reported his findings to […]
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Steve Jobs Answers Email Regarding AirPrint Troubles

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In the wake of the MacStories report that claimed AirPrint had been removed (or artificially limited in scope) from the impending iOS 4.2 release. The reason for the removal/crippling, was due to troubles with printer sharing with Macs and Windows PCs. So, a MacRumors reader emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs and reported his findings to the site. Here is the email exchange:

Q: As a release-day purchaser of an iPad, I was elated when you revealed iOS 4.2 would support AirPrint. Now comes reports AirPrint support has been pulled from 4.2. Between announcements/assurances of the white iPhone, and now the pulling of AirPrint, is Apple going to lose credibility and become known for announcing “vaporware”?

A: AirPrint has not been pulled. Don’t believe everything you read.

So, Mr. Jobs denied the feature had been pulled, but this doesn’t clear too much up. Maybe AirPrint will be there, but will be crippled as the previous report suggested. We won’t know until the software is in the public’s hands.

Lastly, in case you hadn’t been keeping up, AirPrint is one of Apple’s highly anticipated feature of iOS 4.2, which allows for document printing directly from the iPad itself, something that the system lacks currently. We’ll see if Apple can deliver on their claims, some expect iOS 4.2 to be released to the public as early as tomorrow.

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