就在iOS 4.2正式發佈之前,突然又傳出AirPrint將取消支援對Mac/Windows 共享印表機的支援MacRumors的一位讀者於是寫了封信詢問Steve Jobs,信件原文如下:

As a release-day purchaser of an iPad, I was elated when you revealed iOS 4.2 would support AirPrint. Now comes reports AirPrint support has been pulled from 4.2. Between announcements/assurances of the white iPhone, and now the pulling of AirPrint, is Apple going to lose credibility and become known for announcing “vaporware”?

而Jobs的回應為:

AirPrint has not been pulled. Don’t believe everything you read.

AirPrint功能並沒有被取消。別相信所有你讀到的東西。

不過很可惜的,這封信並沒有問到實際上大家關心的重點:「是否真的取消了對Mac/Windows共享印表機的支援?」

在最早公布的AirPrint功能中,除了可以支援HP ePrint系列的印表機,在印表機沒有連接電腦的狀態下也能夠直接由iOS裝置列印。

雖然這功能很方便,不過對於大多數(不想重新買印表機)的人來說,更重要的功能似乎是支援由Mac/Windows 共享出來的印表機列印,如此只要在電腦上設定共享之後,就可以從iOS裝置列印。而目前似乎(?)是取消了這部份的功能,要享受AirPrint的便利,可能只有購買HP新款印表機才有辦法了?