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5/10/2010
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Steve Jobs: iPad Printing On The Way

In yet another response to a customer email, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has said that the iPad will eventually gain the ability to print. He didn't say when or how.

In yet another response to a customer email, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has said that the iPad will eventually gain the ability to print. He didn't say when or how.Steve Jobs is apparently the master of the informational-yet-cryptic email response. His email responses are usually one sentence, and most often just a few words. The most recent example concerns the iPad:

A user email Steve-o and asked, "Dear Steve, Why no printing on the iPad? What gives?"

Steve's response: "It will come."

That's all, nothing more from Jobs.

Printing is one of the few features that business users in particular could use with the iPad. It's great to learn that the feature is on the way. Based on what I've already seen in iPhone OS 4.0, the iPad will be the bigger beneficiary of the new system software that's headed to the iPhone this summer.

Multitasking will be a boon to the iPad, as will the rudimentary file explorer and attachments capabilities seen in the beta versions of iPhone OS 4.0.

iPhone OS 4.0 won't be available to the iPad until "Fall." I'd be very surprised to see an individual feature such as printing arrive before then. Even knowing we have several more months to wait, it's good to know the feature will eventually become a reality.

[Via MacRumors]

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