- Apple’s AirPrint announcement benefits HP e-All-in-One customers
Update November 22, 2010:
It's here! Apple today announced that AirPrint wireless printing is now available as a free software update with Apple iOS 4.2. This means that if you are an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch user, you will now see an embedded print function within apps on your device and will be able to automatically find and print to a printer without the need to install drivers or download software.
HP's existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers are the only printers to support direct printing from Apple iOS devices - no other printer company offers this capability. Here is the complete list of HP ePrint enabled printers that offer compatibility with AirPrint. More info about this exciting development can be found at http://www.hp.com/go/airprint.
Apple today announced AirPrint wireless printing as part of the company's iOS 4.2, a free software update for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users available next month. With AirPrint, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled within the apps on their device and they will be able to select a printer on their network and print to it without the need to install drivers or download software.
HP’s existing and upcoming ePrint enabled printers will be the only printers to support direct printing from iOS devices at launch – which makes a lot of sense given HP’s stated vision of making it easy customers to print anytime, anywhere. Our ePrint enabled printers already make it possible to send a print job to the printer via email, but now Apple’s AirPrint will make the print option readily available by embedding a print option into the many apps Apple offers customers of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.
I’ve been impressed with previous attempts of getting Apple products to “play” with HP printers. Awhile back HP released a mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch called HP iPrint Photo that basically enables wireless printing of photos on your device to any HP WiFi-enabled printer. It’s installed on my iPod touch and my kids think it’s “magic” when I send photos to print from the iPod to the printer in the next room.
The release of iOS 4.2 will make it just that much easier to print photos and documents directly from the apps – and I’m so pleased that HP will be the very first printing company to offer this capability.
- posted by LizatHP, Sept. 14, 2010 (33 comments)