iphone needs a built in printer

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  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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  2. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather just use a bluetooth printer. A printer in a phone seems a little ridiculous to me, but to each his own.
     
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  4. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I think they should build an espresso machine into it. And a microwave. And the kitchen sink. ;)
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Myself I'd be happy if they added a decent camera… ;)

    Imagine printing off crappy images with a crappy small printer. :rolleyes: :D
     
  6. LiveForever macrumors 6502

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    Why on earth would anyone want a camera in a phone, I mean.

    camera, pictures, iphone, documents, pda type thing, work, away from office, no printer nearby. Wouldn't it be great to book a cinema ticket on line using your phone and print out your ticket too.

    Call it stupid but I saw the video and I doubt they would have produced a working prototype if they hadn't done their homework.
     
  7. wilbmeister macrumors newbie

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    It's a phone! The web, email, etc are nice but let's not get crazy here.
     
  8. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    i really cant tell if you're serious. a pinter in a phone? do you know how much room that would take up. why not just give it the ability to print to bluetooth printers or network printers?
     
  9. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Must be a yoke surely :)

    Bluetooth or wireless to other printer would be smart...
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    why would you need to print a cinema ticket? I book online, then arrive at the cinema or theatre, give my name, and they say here you go. Or I type in my passcode from the website into the ticket machine, and it gives me my ticket.

    In london, all the main train stations have ticket pickup machines that work like this.

    Or just swipe my credit card in the machine to pick up my pre-booked ticket.

    Soon, I might be able to just swipe my wallet over the cinema machine, like how london underground's oyster works - no need to take my card out of my wallet or use any paper ticket.

    I think some countries are putting that type of near-range-radio chip in their mobile phones too.

    Home-printed tickets (e.g. boarding passes) generally need to be combined with some other ID to actually get in, so printing tickets on a mobile is unlikely to actually save any time.

    xredtomato
     
  11. needthephone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No they say it can be done - see that video in the first post.

    Whether anyone want to do it is another matter but this mob have a printers which can fit into a mobile phone or up to A0 and beyond in length.

    I have read about them in the Aussie press here

    I would take a good guess they are talking to apple(about printers in general that is) as apparently they are in discussions with OEM's and the like.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2107758,00.asp
    http://www.memjet.com/pages.aspx?id=videoimages

    From the PC mag article
     
  12. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    HAHA!! Wow, am i the only one who finds this strangely cool?!

    xD
     
  13. wrboyce macrumors 6502

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    The iPhone Polaroid Mod.. I like it.
     
  14. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I would rather be able to print from my printer on my home network with the iPhone.
     
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  16. eBay macrumors member

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    im sorry but the iphone does not need a built in printer
     

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