As you know, Apple released the much-awaited iOS 4.2 on Monday. One feature, that was originally touted by Apple, but was released with a lot of shortcomings, is the AirPrint feature. AirPrint was originally announced to allow for printing from iOS devices to shared printers. The shared printer part of feature was dropped, and currently […]
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"Lots More Coming Soon" for iOS 4.2's AirPrint Functionality

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As you know, Apple released the much-awaited iOS 4.2 on Monday. One feature, that was originally touted by Apple, but was released with a lot of shortcomings, is the AirPrint feature. AirPrint was originally announced to allow for printing from iOS devices to shared printers. The shared printer part of feature was dropped, and currently AirPrint only works with a select number of HP printers that support AirPrint.

Anyway, MacRumors is reporting that one of their readers emailed Apple CEO Steve Jobs, asking why the feature was so crippled in this release of iOS. Jobs responded by saying that AirPrint will be expanding “soon”, and the issues stemming from driverless printing, as the cause for the delay.

Q: You got me all hyped up about AirPrint. Now with iOS 4.2 released, I find out that I can only print on 11 select printers. Seriously?!

A: Lots more coming soon. It’s what it takes to make a giant leap to driverless printing, which is huge.

So, again, AirPrint only works with 11 HP printers at the moment, but AirPrint will be greatly expanding soon.

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