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iPad that can finally Print

Press Release   •   Nov 29, 2010 03:51 GMT

We all hear about the great features of the Apple iPad.“The best way to experience the web, email, photos, and video.” This quote above is from the website of Apple, bragging about what they can do on the iPad that other comparable devices can't do. Apple's iPad does seem superior to other devices like Samsung's Galaxy Tab.

Seems like the iPad have it all, eh? Wrong.You would be disappointed to learn that iPad can't print. Apple officially told the world that the iPad would have printer ability. During the release, first users started playing with their iPad. Many were disappointed learning that it doesn't have the ability to print.

What seems to be the problem? Apple did not get to the point why its iPad did not have the printing ability.

Some people speculate that it is because the printer drive takes up too much space. The iPad comes in different Gigabytes but if a printer drive is added or installed, it would definitely decrease dramatically the free space. Drivers reside in the operating system. Drivers are responsible for paper handling, color correction, border printing, collation, stapling, duplex etc. There's also the problem of different printers. Different drivers need to be installed for different printers. There are a lot of printers out there and you would not want this drives clutching that space on your iPad. Further research concluded that the shared-printing hallmark had been taken off because of its instability and incompatibility with other printer.

Apple have promised a free iOS 4.2 Software Update to their iPad to enable printing. One of this update would be the AirPrint which  simplify to print email, photos, web pages, and documents right from your iPad. There will be no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect.

The world is waiting if this update would finally enable iPad users to print from their iPad.

Jennifer Robinson writes for Online Connect UK, an office equipment, copier and document management supplier. Visit their website at