“When Apple released the first beta of iOS 4.2 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, they also officially announced AirPrint, the wireless printing system that would work with specific HP printers and shared printers on Macs and PCs,” Federico Viticci reports for MacStories.
“We have been told from a few Mac developers that a few days ago Apple removed all the references to printing via OS X 10.6.5 and PCs both from Readme files and other online documentation posted in the iOS developer center. It seems like all that’s now mentioned in the release notes are the aforementioned HP networked printers, as if the shared printing option never existed,” Viticci reports. “A developer writes that he contacted Apple’s Tech Support, and they confirmed that the feature has been ‘cancelled.’ So, here is the reply from Apple Tech Support when contacted: ‘Support for AirPrint on Windows and Mac has been cancelled. We will be in contact with you if another opportunity arises in the future.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’ll all know for sure as soon as Mac OS X 10.6.5 and iOS 4.2 are released. Apple’s online blurb for AirPrint currently states, “Print mail, photos, web pages, and more directly to a printer on a wireless network.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]