Of all the features that got oohs and ahhs when iOS 4.2 was announced it was AirPrint. Finally we’d be able to print from our iOS devices! When it was announced AirPrint would work out of the box with a few HP printers and (better) printers shared from Macs or PCs on the same network as the iOS device.
And the rejoicing began!
Yeah you might want to stop cheering now.
Via MacStories, the rumor is that all of a sudden all mentions of AirPrint working on anything but certain HP printers has been pulled from documentation and Readmes for iOS 4.2 and 10.6.5.
One developer pinged Apple support about it and got this back:
Support for AirPrint on Windows and Mac has been cancelled. We will be in contact with you if another opportunity arises in the future.
What’s odd is that according to devs all the announced features of AirPrint were working in the GM version of 4.2 and the latest build of 10.6.5. Did Apple find that AirPrint caused too many problems? Did they want to give HP a lead in p...