Apple iOS 4.2 AirPrint: Mac and PC support removed?

Apple iOS 4.2 AirPrint: Mac and PC support removed?

For some time now we’ve been bringing you news about Apple’s iOS 4.2, rumored for release to the public any day now, possibly November 12. Although it will enable many new features for the iPad it has also been noted that it will significantly improve the performance of the iPhone 3G. However one of our readers recently asked if AirPrint is being removed and we hadn’t heard anything about that at the time.

We’ve been looking into this and evidently there are some rumors circulating that Mac and PC support for the AirPrint wireless printing feature has been removed by Apple from iOS 4.2. ITProPortal looks into a report from MacStories which says that all references for the Mac and PC support seem to have been removed by Apple from the ReadMe files and also from the Apple iOS developer center.

Apparently though certain HP printers with the latest firmware will still have the capability of wireless printing from iOS 4.2 devices. The shift from Apple has seen many IOS developers asking for clarification and one of them claims he was told by Apple representatives, “Support for AirPrint on Windows and Mac has been cancelled. We will be in contact with you if another opportunity arises in the future.”

There are also claims though that it is still working on the golden master developer version released last week and yet more claims that it has indeed been cancelled due to instabilities. For more on this go to We’ll try to keep you informed about this and hope to have more clarification soon on this matter. What are your thoughts on support for AirPrint being removed? We’d like to know so please do send in your comments.

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