No change to AirPrint capabilities with iPad2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Richard8655, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Richard8655 macrumors 6502

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    Will iPad2 and the new IOS v.5 finally allow printing to all printers, or will it be still printing only to AirPlay enabled (mostly HP) printers? Meaning 3rd party software still needed to print from iPad (both 1 and 2) to non-AirPlay printers?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    No one can answer that question.


    I suspect 'yes' as I also suspect current Air Print with HP to be an timed exclusive deal, hence the sudden dropping of support for Mac shared printing and other manufactures printers.


    But... We shall have to way and see really.
     
  3. Richard8655 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's what I was afraid of. Looks like waiting for the new IOS won't help, and time to spring for Printopia. Thanks much.
     
  4. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Isn't AirPrint support a function of the printer anyway? If it's AirPrint compatible it will work, if it isn't it wont?

    Depending on your needs, another option is http://netputing.com/airprintactivator
     
  5. Richard8655 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    AirPrint Activator worked beautifully. No need for Printopia and 10 bucks. (Altho I should donate to Activator.)
     

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