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    Default 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

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    Isn't this what Nick posted about 30 mins ago?

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    Nice screenshot of AirPrint, looks super handy

    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."
    They would....

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    Oh yay, I just happen to own a Photosmart printer...

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    what apps will this work in? like will i be able to print a page off safari or will it only work on some apps like ibooks or any of the iworks apps

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    Hopefully this will work with all apps that you would need to print something from or the Dev" would need to add the new API to there apps.
    Last edited by DarkDragonAn; 09-15-2010 at 01:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moeses View Post
    what apps will this work in? like will i be able to print a page off safari or will it only work on some apps like ibooks or any of the iworks apps
    Quote Originally Posted by Apple
    iPad - iOS 4.2 Software Update coming in November:
    Print mail, photos, web pages, and more directly to a printer on a wireless network.
    Hope this helps!

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    Thanks for the info.

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    This will be VERY interesting to see the out come.

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    I'm very interested to see this. As stated above, hope integration with non-apple apps works effectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moeses View Post
    what apps will this work in? like will i be able to print a page off safari or will it only work on some apps like ibooks or any of the iworks apps
    If you can print pictures then you can take a screenshot of anything on the screen and print it. There would be no limit in that respect.

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    is there any nice DEV who register my UDID?
    PLS PN me
    Kind Regards and best wishes from germany

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    i yust installed this update a couple of hours ago and it works great!!! Anything works (for now) and the Graphics performance is about 20-30 percent better than 3.2.2 ( framerate in Epic Citadel is much higher, the game is almost silky smooth now!! ).

    Great update!!

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    Can i update my iPhone to 4.2 and get printing?

    And can sombody add me to there dev account? I can donate. Just PM me please!
    Last edited by Carter454; 09-15-2010 at 05:44 PM.

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    can't wait,but i dont ever want to lose my jailbreak lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samovog View Post
    i yust installed this update a couple of hours ago and it works great!!! Anything works (for now) and the Graphics performance is about 20-30 percent better than 3.2.2 ( framerate in Epic Citadel is much higher, the game is almost silky smooth now!! ).

    Great update!!
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozodouce View Post
    can't wait,but i dont ever want to lose my jailbreak lol.
    me too, still stay in 3.2 since i had my ipad jailbroken,

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    This is good stuff, it's nice to see some semi-major improvements with these updates, it makes the decision to update and jailbreak again easier.

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    why cant we print over wifi or bluetooth? I hate to have to buy an extra accessory just to print!

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    This is all great, but in order to print the printer must be WiFi capable and support AirPrint. This is a very limited scope. I can't understand why the iPhone doesn't support Windows printing via Samba.

    The iPhone uses a lite version of the Mac OS X's BSD Unix environment. Why can't the iPhone print to Windows printer shares like the Mac OSX can?
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