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Airprint is Underwhelming

November 23, 2010 0:19:17.674

I have to say, I'm not impressed with the new Airprint feature. My wife was looking forward to being able to print from her iPad - we have a 2 year old WiFi enabled printer (HP), so we thought it looked positive. Well... not so much. Get a load out of the tiny list of printers that are supported:

There's a PrinterShare app for the iPad and iPhone that works with the Wifi enabled printer - you would think that Apple would have figured that out as well. Nope - looks like the only people who can use Airprint are the ones who just bought a printer, and happened to buy the right one.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Airprint is Underwhelming

[anonymous] November 23, 2010 0:49:09.494

No you think HP slipped a few 10's of million to Apple to make that happen. What are the odds?

Re: Airprint is Underwhelming

[Bruce Hobbs] November 23, 2010 2:47:50.061

Support for any Mac OS X shared printer was available up until the official release of 10.6.5, but was then (temporarily?) removed. The functionality can be very easily restored as discussed here <[link 1]insider.com/articles/10/11/11/inside_airprint_how_to_add_ios_printer_sharing_back_to_mac_os_x.HTML> and elsewhere. Continues to work great from iPad and iPhone to Xerox 6280 and 6300 for me.

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Re: Airprint is Underwhelming

[anonymous] November 24, 2010 16:56:01.922

Couldn't agree more, after all the press the Airprint is next to useless !!!

I too have the Xerox 6280, but if I have to have my Mac on all the time to share the printer why bother with the ipad?

No mention of the restrictions in the Apple presentations, typical Apple...

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