Apple iPad Delay Puts The Brakes On Need For Printer Ink

2010-04-16 08:35:24

Published on 2010-04-16 08:35:24

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."

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