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There's increasing evidence that iOS 4.2 and Mac OS X 10.6.5 will not support AirPrint to Mac and Windows shared printers. References to using AirPrint with shared printers have been
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    Default No AirPrint Support for Mac, Windows Printers

    There's increasing evidence that iOS 4.2 and Mac OS X 10.6.5 will not support AirPrint to Mac and Windows shared printers. References to using AirPrint with shared printers have been removed from iOS 4.2 beta docs, and a dev has reportedly been told by Apple Support that AirPrint would not be work with Windows and Mac printers. If true, this means that iOS 4.2 users will only be able to print to the five HP printers with built-in AirPrint support.

    An Apple press release from September 15 says that "iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can simply tap to print their documents or photos wirelessly to an HP ePrint printer or to a printer shared on a Mac or PC." The release notes from the iOS 4.2 golden master, however, specifically warn that "iOS 4.2 devices can print wirelessly only to printers that support AirPrint and are running the latest available firmware."

    One developer wrote on the Apple dev forums that Apple Support told him that "Support for AirPrint on Windows and Mac has been cancelled," and that Apple "will be in contact with you if another opportunity arises in the future." Other developers are claiming that the feature was removed because of compatibility and stability problems.

    I don't have a 10.6.5 beta shared printer to test my 4.2 GM against, but the reports are frequent and consistent enough to be credible. If this turns out to be the case, the absence of straightforward printing options will be a blow for wider acceptance of the iPad in particular, which is beginning to make major inroads into the business market.


    Source: MacRumors

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    Am i reading this wrong? Because I've been using the 4.2 GM on my iPhone to print to a printer I shared off my windows 7 machine at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frail1 View Post
    Am i reading this wrong? Because I've been using the 4.2 GM on my iPhone to print to a printer I shared off my windows 7 machine at work.
    I surely hope you're reading it all wrong

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    THIS was posted on Apple.com today and it still has AirPrint on it. This is a bad rumor that got legs.

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    I'm really tired and hungry, but I'm pretty sure that says that I can't do what I've been doing... Although I can't figure out what 10.6.5 has to do with the windows side of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by GreggSymington View Post
    THIS was posted on Apple.com today and it still has AirPrint on it. This is a bad rumor that got legs.
    that's what i figured. got really confused cause i just printed something from my phone this morning.
    Last edited by frail1; 11-10-2010 at 11:41 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I hope this article is wrong.
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    My best advice would be if ur runnin 4.2 GM on your ipad then don't update to the public release 4.2. I have been able to print documents with the 4.2 GM feature just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorderick70 View Post
    I surely hope you're reading it all wrong
    So do I, I don't fancy the idea of having to buy a new printer (if they are even available in the UK) just to print the old page off my i device

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    I believe this story is now outdated. On the Mac rumors site, a message from Jobs refutes the claims airprint has been dropped. Why doesn't someone ask Jobs before we go off at rumors not substantiated? From what the industry has been saying, new printers are including airprint to their wireless options already.

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    i hope this isnt true
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    Jobs replied in an email that it has AirPrint has not been cancelled and not to believe everything you read.

    http://www.9to5mac.com/34930/steve-j...thing-you-read

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    I seen Bigfoot today !!!!!!!! And he was printing fine from his iPad 4.2 gm. He didn't have much to say, but I was able to witness him printing in the wild.
    Last edited by stlcaddie; 11-10-2010 at 02:37 PM.

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    lol apparently this is just a rumor...

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    I think apple would say that. I don't believe this at all


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    So has anyone tested this out with the 10.6.5 that was just released?

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    Well the airprint doesnt work for me I have an iPhone 4 with 4.2 GM installed and a wireless Brother printer that I have printer sharing enabled on my Mac with 10.6.5. Dont know maybe I am just doing something wrong.

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    Jeeeez! Rumors Rumors Rumors!

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    There nothing to do my post here. All am saying is 10.6.5 is out. Pls mmi writers it seems you cannot keep up with the latest news

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    This seems accurate as reported by AppleInsider as well: AppleInsider | Inside AirPrint: Apple's printing system for iOS

    They say that only HP ePrinters work as well as Windows 7 for some reason.

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    I wonder how much this will boost HP's printer sales?

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