The iPad' s BIGGEST SCREWUP IMO

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Nychot, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Still no all encompassing print function for any printer on your wireless network. I have a common brother wifi laser printer but NOOOO I can't print to it from the iPad. Terrible.
     
  2. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

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    There's an app for that :D
     
  3. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    you can install a program on your mac or PC to function as a print server, that the ipad can print to
     
  4. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    What's really bothersome to me is that there is no way to print directly from the iPad to printers that are connected via USB to an Airport Express. It seems like they also have no intention of ever fixing it too as this issue has been around since the iPad came out. I imagine they want to limit functionality like this so they can keep the iPad a separate device from the MBA, MBP, and iMac lineups. Otherwise, it may cannibalize the sales of full-fledged computers, particularly with the iPads price point so much lower than even entry level prices into the computer lineup.

    /rant
     
  5. Yujenisis macrumors 6502

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    Bulk up the iPad with gigabytes of unnecessary, poorly written drivers that cause slowness and instability? No thanks.

    Drivers are exactly what causes many of the problems that plague PC's. It is to the iPad's benefit that it avoids this altogether.

    Driver-less printing is the future and I applaud Apple for forcing the issue. And if you don't want to buy a new printer check out Printopia for Mac or Fingerprint for Windows.
     
  6. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    They have AirPrint Hp has a bunch of printers that use it not sure of other brands. AirPrint capable printers can be used directly from the iPad. There are programs as others have said that will make a printer plugged in appear as an AirPrint printer to iPads though
     
  7. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm concerned, their biggest omission is the lack of stereo speakers.
     
  8. gquiring, Mar 16, 2012
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    I installed an Airprint driver in my PC that worked very well with my older Canon laser printer. But I rarely print things these days.
     
  9. BrianSoCal macrumors regular

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    Thanks!!! Never knew either existed!!


     
  10. Dillenger macrumors 6502a

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    and 128 gig option.
     
  11. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    What program? I only have wifi printer
     
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  13. Yujenisis macrumors 6502

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    Check out FingerPrint ($9.99). There's also some free software but it can be a little trickier.
     
  14. taipan61 macrumors 6502

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    keep checking apple's and printer manufacturer websites for updated drivers, they finally got around to mine last year
     
  15. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Printopia which works well enough. Problem is that you cannot do some basic and needed functions such as selecting the page range. I find it silly that I can select whether to print single or double sided, but not to set the print range.
     
  16. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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  17. mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    and I thought you were going to state that the wifi version doesn't have a GPS antenna :rolleyes:
     
  18. DigitalJunior macrumors member

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    Printing was one of the things that most impressed me.

    Turned printer on, went to ipad press print and no setup no nothing it just printed. (printer is HP Envy) :)
     
  19. DodgeV83 macrumors 6502a

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    Ubuntu has the functionality built-in that allows me to use Air-Print with any printer, even if it's not wireless. It's definitely possible, you just need to know where to look. Unfortunately, I don't have a recommendation for similar software on Windows or OSx, but I'm sure it's out there.
     
  20. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm obviously missing something.

    I can print from my iPad 2. I have an Epson Stylus NX530 wireless printer. In fact, it is easier to print 2 sided from the iPad than from my MBP - one click for 2 sided printing.

    I don't understand the problem...:confused:
     
  21. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    re read the post then?

    he said his BROTHERS printer, not epson.


    that problem he has is that his printer doesnt work. its a personal problem not a problem with the ipad.
     
  22. elmz macrumors regular

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    Im using a Canon MG 5200 wifi with no issues.
     
  23. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Sorry...
     

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    Which program, name please?

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    Buying it...
     

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