Wednesday was a day of disappointment for many -- at least those of us currently rocking the iOS 4.2 gold master who were looking forward to using the new AirPrint service, which was widely believed to require yesterday’s Mac OS X 10.6.5 release. But where there’s a will, there’s a way.
If you’ve been waiting anxiously to get your hands on iOS 4.2 to take advantage of the highly touted AirPrint functionality, you may want to sit down while reading this -- Apple may be delaying the feature “indefinitely” for Mac and Windows PCs, meaning it will only work with a handful of newer printers from HP.
Printing is finally coming to iOS with an update in November, but third-party developers clearly feel that Apple’s official solution leaves something to be desired. Among them is Readdle, who is bringing full-featured printing to the iPad with a new app expected imminently.
Remember, remember the 5th of Novemember... or at the very least, one of the months other 29 days. Why? Because It's during that oft-neglected month of the year that iOS 4.2 for iPad will become available to eager Apple tablet-tapping consumers, brining with it, multi-tasking, a plethora of new features and yes: no-hassle wireless printing. Apple's calling this sweet new feature Air Print, and according to the company's PR people, Hewlett Packard will be the first company offering up compatible hardware that will sync up with your iOS powered devices to crank out the pages.