Apple has announced in a press release that AirPrint and AirPlay will be coming in iOS 4.2, scheduled to be released in November for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Here’s an excerpt from their press release:
AirPrint is Apple’s powerful new printing architecture that matches the simplicity of iOS—no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to download,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “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.”
“We’re pleased to work with Apple to bring Apple’s AirPrint to our fall lineup of ePrint printers in time for the holiday shopping season,” said Vyomesh Joshi, HP executive vice president, Imaging and Printing Group. “Making it easy for our customers to print anytime, anywhere, is a key priority for HP. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch customers are going to love how easy it is to print using our new range of ePrint printers, creating high-quality printed pages in an instant.”
AirPrint is designed to support a wide range of printers from entry level inkjet printers to office laser printers. Additionally, iOS 4.2 devices can print to printers shared through a Mac® or a PC. iOS 4.2 compatible HP printers this fall include the HP Photosmart, Officejet, Officejet Pro and LaserJet Pro series ePrint enabled printers.
iOS 4.2 Beta 1 has also been released to iPhone developers. This is great news for iPad users as we patiently wait for features such as multitasking, unified inbox, and more! For those that require printing from the iPad, it’s coming in November so hang on tight for a bit longer!
Are you excited for iOS 4.2 to hit the iPad in November?
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