One of the most anticipated features in Apple’s upcoming iOS 4.2 update is AirPrint, technology which allows users to wirelessly print documents from all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad) to any local printers which support the feature. In typical Apple fashion, there’s no need to install drivers or download software.
Yesterday a report surfaced over at MacStories indicating that support for AirPrint via shared printers on Macs and PCS had been pulled from OS X 10.6.5. This was widely misinterpreted to mean that Apple had pulled the AirPrint feature altogether from the impending iOS 4.2 update.
Consequentially, users took to emailing the big bossman himself, Steve Jobs, to ask what the heck was going on. Jobs responded to one concerned emailer, “AirPrint has not been pulled. Don’t believe everything you read.”
So basically we’re back at square one. AirPrint remains alive and well, and we’ll know soon enough whether iOS devices will be able to print to shared printers hooked up to Macs or Windows PCs.