Am I the only one that would like to be able to print via Bonjour?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slate1, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. slate1 macrumors regular

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    I think it would be great for Apple to allow me to print via Bonjour to a printer attached to my Airport Extreme. I realize this would only help those who have a printer hooked up via the Airport Extreme's print router feature... but it sure seems like Apple could do this easily.
     
  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this would be great.

    I had a phone years ago that would print over bluetooth, it was a free phone too.
     
  3. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a nice idea. I hadn't thought about it, but it would be nice if was available. You should add it as a feature request to Apple.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Why couldn't it work with any router?

    My printer is plugged into my Mac Pro which is plugged into a (non-Apple) router. People come over to my house with their laptops, get on my wi-fi network, and print from my printer.

    It would be great if the iPhone could do the same, I agree.
     
  5. milani macrumors 68000

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    Especially if the iPhone could access iDisk files from MobileMe or a similiar server setup. You could download a file you had put on the server, and print it on the spot without ever touching a computer! How great would that be, lol!
     
  6. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    I would like this too, they should probably implement it into a few apps like pictures, safari, mail and notes. I really wanted to print a note the other day and it would have been nice to print from my iphone instead of sending myself an email. And I also think bonjour would be the best way to do this.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I'd think printer drivers on the iPhone would be the issue. But "printing" to a PDF then sending it down to the Mac would be essentially driverless.
     
  8. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    i think a usb printer connected to another mac or pc would work, thats how i print wirelessly in my house, the imac is the print server, and os x did all the work for me.
     

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