Apple iPad Delay Puts The Brakes On Need For Printer Ink
Apple has confirmed that it will delay the international release of its new touchscreen tablet solution, the iPad, by one month in a move that will come as a blow to those wanting to test its printing facility.
Although it does not come included as a feature on the original software, there are ways to print from the device, as was revealed last week.
Writing for the Wall Street Journal website, Walter S. Mossberg, fielded a number of reader's questions on the technology but the one on everyone's lips was whether or not the device features a print facility.
He confirmed this and wrote: "Apple didn't build in a printing function, so you can't just tap a menu button to print an email, photo or web page. But a few third-party apps allow printing of some items from an iPad to a networked printer.
"One is Print Online. It costs $5 (£3.20) and I tested it successfully. But these apps are complicated and limited workarounds - inadequate substitutes for built-in printing."