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  • Unified iOS 4.2 beta 1 with AirPrint Released


    Apple announced the release of the first iOS 4.2 beta for iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch today. The update - the first version of iOS 4 that can be run on all devices -includes the AirPrint wireless printing framework that was introduced at the 4G iPod touch rollout earlier this month. AirPrint, which lets iOS devices print over WiFi to compatible printers, will be available to all iOS devices when 4.2 is released in November. Apple also says that the upgrade will be free for all devices.

    AirPrint, according to Apple's press release, "automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software." The framework requires printer manufacturers to build AirPrint support into their printers, though, and as of today only HP’s ePrint enabled printers - such as the HP Photosmart, Officejet, Officejet Pro and LaserJet Pro series - will work. iOS 4.2 devices will eventually be able to print to a variety of wireless printers, as well as ones that are shared through a Mac or a PC.

    The update, which will also allow Fast App Switching "multitasking" on the iPad for the first time, will be free to all iPad users. However, it may be the last free update: Apple's iPad licensing agreement promises free updates only "up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that originally shipped from Apple on your iPad. However, the agreement warns, "such updates and releases may not necessarily include all of the new software features that Apple releases for newer iPad models." Thus, an original iPad may not necessarily have - for example - FaceTime support, even with an external camera, even if the next generation iPad has such support, as has been rumored. Reason #164,256 to jailbreak…

    Source: Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Unified iOS 4.2 beta 1 with AirPrint Released started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. linkrz's Avatar
      linkrz -
      does this mean the devs are going to withhold the 4.1 jailbreak for 4.2
    1. ShredNasty's Avatar
      ShredNasty -
      I'm interested to see how (if at all) this will affect the 4.1 jailbreak release. I don't care at all about wifi printing.
    1. bigorangekitty's Avatar
      bigorangekitty -
      i'm sure i'm not the only one, but hold the jailbreak to 4.2, since it's been released.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I don't understand why there isn't a printer tab in the Settings.app
    1. eidolon's Avatar
      eidolon -
      you do not need to wait for a lame Apple solution that requires you to have an "Approved or Enhanced" printer. Get Print Magic from the app store and print to just about any printer on any wireless network.... It prints anything you can copy and works on your iPhone and iPad... best $6.99 I have spent at the app store...

      seeya
      eidolon
    1. sadsamurai's Avatar
      sadsamurai -
      Why on earth would I want to print from my iPhone?
      Unless it is a picture I took for which there is an application Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint that I can use, of course I have a Canon printer capable of wifi printing already. So the hell with 4.2 I want my jailbreak, DevTeam willing.
      If you own an iPad your mileage may vary.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by sadsamurai View Post
      Why on earth would I want to print from my iPhone?
      Unless it is a picture I took for which there is an application Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint that I can use, of course I have a Canon printer capable of wifi printing already. So the hell with 4.2 I want my jailbreak, DevTeam willing.
      If you own an iPad your mileage may vary.
      If you are asking this question then you are certainly under utilizing your iPhone.
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      Will this work with bluetooth printers??
    1. defdad's Avatar
      defdad -
      I upgraded my iPad to 4.2 and so far I am impressed. Makes it feel more like my iPhone which I love. I upgraded my iPhone 4 to 4.2. Not good. My 3G signal dropped way down and wi-fi has slowed way down and even stopped at times. Currently restoring my iPhone to 4.01.

      It's still synching my apps, but I can see that the 3G signal bars are back up where they belong.
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      Are Apple not just doing lots of wifi printing application developers out of their potential sales of their apps on the app store? I can see these developers being quite upset with Apple over this.
    1. efi2nr's Avatar
      efi2nr -
      Can someone please PM me a working link to iPad 4.2 beta thanks
    1. albrevng's Avatar
      albrevng -
      Quote Originally Posted by Paul Acciavatti View Post


      Apple announced the release of the first iOS 4.2 beta for iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch today. The update - the first version of iOS 4 that can be run on all devices -includes the AirPrint wireless printing framework that was introduced at the 4G iPod touch rollout earlier this month. AirPrint, which lets iOS devices print over WiFi to compatible printers, will be available to all iOS devices when 4.2 is released in November. Apple also says that the upgrade will be free for all devices.

      AirPrint, according to Apple's press release, "automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software." The framework requires printer manufacturers to build AirPrint support into their printers, though, and as of today only HP’s ePrint enabled printers - such as the HP Photosmart, Officejet, Officejet Pro and LaserJet Pro series - will work. iOS 4.2 devices will eventually be able to print to a variety of wireless printers, as well as ones that are shared through a Mac or a PC.

      The update, which will also allow Fast App Switching "multitasking" on the iPad for the first time, will be free to all iPad users. However, it may be the last free update: Apple's iPad licensing agreement promises free updates only "up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that originally shipped from Apple on your iPad. However, the agreement warns, "such updates and releases may not necessarily include all of the new software features that Apple releases for newer iPad models." Thus, an original iPad may not necessarily have - for example - FaceTime support, even with an external camera, even if the next generation iPad has such support, as has been rumored. Reason #164,256 to jailbreak…

      Source: Engadget
      NO, AirPrint on iPhone 3G...have not seen it on my iPhone 3G.:-(

      No, AirPrint on my iPhone 3G:-(
    1. Mercury1975's Avatar
      Mercury1975 -
      any dev out there that would be willing to host me on their account?

      for my iPad and my iPhone 4? just thought i'd ask since i've been doing the betas with Stealth forever now.. but, new phone/ipad, new numbers..

      let me know please! thanks in advance!

      eric
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Yeah.
      Contrary to most everyone's rave reviews of Epic Citadel / ipt3,
      I found it to be mildly interesting (as a 3D platform) but sluggish and with pretty icky render artifacts.

      The release notes say "Much improved performance on 4.0+" so I've wondered if it really does look better, feel better under 4.x.

      Has anyone else compared Epic Citadel on both 3.x and 4.x, on the same (or equivalent) hardware?
      Yes, there actually was a significant difference on my end when I fooled around with Epic Citadel on 3.2 as compared to when i tried it on 4.2.