Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

eawmp1

macrumors 601
Original poster
Feb 19, 2008
4,150
63
FL
Sent email this AM and got this reply:

________________________________________
From: Steve Jobs [mailto:sjobs@apple.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:47 AM
To: --------
Subject: Re: Is Apple Promoting Vaporware

AirPrint has not been pulled. Don't believe everything you read.

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 10, 2010, at 5:07 AM, ------------------------> wrote:
Good Morning, Mr. Jobs:

As a release-day purchaser of an iPad, I was elated when you revealed iOS 4.2 would support AirPrint. Now comes reports AirPrint support has been pulled from 4.2. Between announcements/assurances of the white iPhone, and now the pulling of AirPrint, is Apple going to lose credibility and become known for announcing “vaporware”?

Respectfully,

------
 

seamuskrat

Contributor
Feb 17, 2003
891
8
New Jersey USA
Not sure what time zone you are in, but even accounting for US Eastern time, it seems Mr. Jobs replied prior to the email being sent.

I could be wrong, but at first glance something is off.
I WISH it was true, I am sad Air Print was pulled and I hope it dies return soon.
 

Crosbie

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2010
613
12
Brighton, UK
Not sure what time zone you are in, but even accounting for US Eastern time, it seems Mr. Jobs replied prior to the email being sent.

I could be wrong, but at first glance something is off.
I WISH it was true, I am sad Air Print was pulled and I hope it dies return soon.

How's 11.47 AM prior to 5.07 AM? Am I missing something?

If AirPrint's been pulled there will be a major delay to 4.2 release. The GM has AirPrint buttons all over. (Not that they work as they should yet...)
 

SandboxGeneral

Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
26,482
9,998
Detroit
Not sure what time zone you are in, but even accounting for US Eastern time, it seems Mr. Jobs replied prior to the email being sent.

I could be wrong, but at first glance something is off.
I WISH it was true, I am sad Air Print was pulled and I hope it dies return soon.

The question is what time zone are you in? The email times are correct. 5am comes before 11am on the same day.
 

stridemat

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 2, 2008
11,315
783
UK
OP are you able to post a screenshot of the raw source of the email to confirm it came from SJ.
 

Don Kosak

macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2010
860
4
Hilo, Hawaii
Well, even the rumors point out that Air Print has NOT been pulled.

The rumors say that Air Print now only prints to printers that internally support the Air Print protocol -- namely, a handful of new HP printers.

So, "Steve" is correct. And worries about Air Print Buttons are unfounded.

Perhaps your e-mail to Steve should have been more specific.
 

seamuskrat

Contributor
Feb 17, 2003
891
8
New Jersey USA
Again, time zones make a difference.

The first hint of the rumors came out early today Eastern time.

The OP sent his inquiry at 11 AM and Steve replied at 5 AM. We can assume Steve is in Cupertino and it is 3 hours behind Eastern time.

SO, rumors goes up on MacRumors at 10:00 AM ST, Steve replies 5 AM PST. Makes sense, except the OP sent email at 11:07 in SOME time zone. If that was Eastern time, then it was 8:07 in CA. So, if the OP was in Europe it might have been possible.

LAll I wanted t convey is that there is some authenticity verification required to take this email as gospel truth. Steve is also known for his literal word play as was pointed out by others, Air Play DOES exist in some form.

Either way, we shall know soon and it does suck if they pulled Air Play to shared devices.
 

SidBala

macrumors 6502a
Jun 27, 2010
533
0
Again, time zones make a difference.

The first hint of the rumors came out early today Eastern time.

The OP sent his inquiry at 11 AM and Steve replied at 5 AM. We can assume Steve is in Cupertino and it is 3 hours behind Eastern time.

SO, rumors goes up on MacRumors at 10:00 AM ST, Steve replies 5 AM PST. Makes sense, except the OP sent email at 11:07 in SOME time zone. If that was Eastern time, then it was 8:07 in CA. So, if the OP was in Europe it might have been possible.

LAll I wanted t convey is that there is some authenticity verification required to take this email as gospel truth. Steve is also known for his literal word play as was pointed out by others, Air Play DOES exist in some form.

Either way, we shall know soon and it does suck if they pulled Air Play to shared devices.

It seems that the OP sent out the email at 5AM and then "Steve" replied at 11AM.

So either I am reading it wrongly or you are reading it wrongly.
 

anjinha

Contributor
Oct 21, 2006
7,293
111
San Francisco, CA
Again, time zones make a difference.

The first hint of the rumors came out early today Eastern time.

The OP sent his inquiry at 11 AM and Steve replied at 5 AM. We can assume Steve is in Cupertino and it is 3 hours behind Eastern time.

SO, rumors goes up on MacRumors at 10:00 AM ST, Steve replies 5 AM PST. Makes sense, except the OP sent email at 11:07 in SOME time zone. If that was Eastern time, then it was 8:07 in CA. So, if the OP was in Europe it might have been possible.

LAll I wanted t convey is that there is some authenticity verification required to take this email as gospel truth. Steve is also known for his literal word play as was pointed out by others, Air Play DOES exist in some form.

Either way, we shall know soon and it does suck if they pulled Air Play to shared devices.

No, the OP sent his email at 5AM and Steve replied at 11AM.
 

Crosbie

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2010
613
12
Brighton, UK
Again, time zones make a difference.

The first hint of the rumors came out early today Eastern time.

The OP sent his inquiry at 11 AM and Steve replied at 5 AM. We can assume Steve is in Cupertino and it is 3 hours behind Eastern time.

SO, rumors goes up on MacRumors at 10:00 AM ST, Steve replies 5 AM PST. Makes sense, except the OP sent email at 11:07 in SOME time zone. If that was Eastern time, then it was 8:07 in CA. So, if the OP was in Europe it might have been possible.

LAll I wanted t convey is that there is some authenticity verification required to take this email as gospel truth. Steve is also known for his literal word play as was pointed out by others, Air Play DOES exist in some form.

Either way, we shall know soon and it does suck if they pulled Air Play to shared devices.

Um, unless it's me that's reading it badly wrong, you've got those times backwards.

[edit] Ninja'd.
[double edit] Double Ninja'd.
 

eawmp1

macrumors 601
Original poster
Feb 19, 2008
4,150
63
FL
Per request:

Received: from mx2.fhmis.net (204.4.13.241) by FHOVXCHCH7001.ADVENTISTCORP.NET
(10.57.161.64) with Microsoft SMTP Server id 8.2.254.0; Wed, 10 Nov 2010
11:48:01 -0500
Received: from mail-out3.apple.com (mail-out.apple.com [17.254.13.22]) by
mx2.fhmis.net (Symantec Brightmail Gateway) with SMTP id
76.2A.04023.0CCCADC4; Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:48:01 -0500 (EST)
Received: from relay13.apple.com (relay13.apple.com [17.128.113.29]) by
mail-out3.apple.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9FB3CB62D34B for
<************>; Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:47:59 -0800 (PST)
X-AuditID: cc040df1-b7ba9ae000000fb7-c9-4cdaccc0cc08
Received: from et.apple.com (et.apple.com [17.151.62.12]) by relay13.apple.com
(Apple SCV relay) with SMTP id 46.DC.00583.FBCCADC4; Wed, 10 Nov 2010
08:47:59 -0800 (PST)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="Boundary_(ID_OGj/DOuAMEfDPmthuHRVaA)"
Received: from [17.248.4.101] (wave-dhcp101.apple.com [17.248.4.101]) by
et.apple.com (Sun Java(tm) System Messaging Server 6.3-7.04 (built Sep 26
2008; 32bit)) with ESMTPSA id <0LBO00JNPHBYW290@et.apple.com> for
************; Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:47:59 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Is Apple Promoting Vaporware
References: <9E20738773D07E47A35C5844837A64400797DE70@FHOVXCHMB7004.ADVENTISTCORP.NET>
From: Steve Jobs <sjobs@apple.com>
X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (8B117)
In-Reply-To: <9E20738773D07E47A35C5844837A64400797DE70@FHOVXCHMB7004.ADVENTISTCORP.NET>
Message-ID: <4D8BAD43-F85A-4566-BE5C-25DD921C62CF@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:47:14 -0800
To: "************>
X-Brightmail-Tracker: AAAAARagsm0=
Return-Path: sjobs@apple.com
 

Phil A.

Moderator
Staff member
Apr 2, 2006
5,711
2,868
Shropshire, UK
Well, even the rumors point out that Air Print has NOT been pulled.

The rumors say that Air Print now only prints to printers that internally support the Air Print protocol -- namely, a handful of new HP printers.

So, "Steve" is correct. And worries about Air Print Buttons are unfounded.

Perhaps your e-mail to Steve should have been more specific.

Exactly - there have been no rumors about AirPrint being pulled at all: There are reports that support for printing to printers attached to OS X and Windows has been pulled from 10.6.5 (and, presumably, iTunes for windows although there have been no betas of iTunes released for Windows since the one that supports it. However, that beta itself has been pulled)
 

Don Kosak

macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2010
860
4
Hilo, Hawaii
Again, no one has ever said that Air Print would be pulled. So your question to Steve was bogus.

The rumors said that one aspect (printing via iTunes on your PC printer) may have been pulled. That's not the same as Air Print. It's just one piece of it.

Air Print is alive and well, even if that piece of it is pulled.

Air Print may very well have its functionality reduced to just a handful of HP printers -- but it will still be in iOS 4.2.

You'll just need a printer that supports Air Print on your network to be able to use Air Print.

Edit: Phil A. posted as I typed this, so I probably didn't need to repeat myself. I felt my point was getting lost in the "timezone" fury.
 

Crosbie

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2010
613
12
Brighton, UK
Don, don't tell me you're not aware that's quite a 'just' there, given the number of single-manufacturer models that support it. ;)

Where's seamuskrat gone? He, or indeed, she, needs to come in here and take the shame. It's the adult thing to do. :D
 

Don Kosak

macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2010
860
4
Hilo, Hawaii
Don, don't tell me you're not aware that's quite a 'just' there, given the number of single-manufacturer models that support it. ;)

LOL

Yeah, I know. But that 'just' is what let's Steve say, "Air Print has not been pulled"

I have no plans to rush out and buy a new HP Printer, so I'll be disappointed if the rumor of a greatly degraded Air Print turns out to be true.
 

eawmp1

macrumors 601
Original poster
Feb 19, 2008
4,150
63
FL
Again, no one has ever said that Air Print would be pulled. So your question to Steve was bogus.

"Dammit, Don, I'm a physician, not an investigative reporter" - said in best DeForrest Kelly voice.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.