Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iPad Printing

In addition to being an important day in the tech world as the final day of the 13th annual Lyra Imaging Symposium, another "minor" technology announcement happened that you might have heard about -- Apple's announcement of the iPad!

While I work on my summary of the last day of Lyra, here's a tidbit to think about, courtesy of PC World's Jason Cross. In his piece, "Will the iPad Connect to Anything?", Cross muses about his ability (or inability) to print:

Then there's printing. Clearly, one would expect to be able to print from the iPad. It has iWork, after all! You'll be typing essays and epic poems expressing your love of Apple in Pages and calculating how much money you save by not buying Windows in Numbers. Still, we haven't seen a single "print" icon or menu item yet. We don't suppose you'll be able to plug a USB printer into the device (even with a dongle for the 30-pin connector) but network printers are quite common. If the iPad could print to a network printer, one would think Apple would have mentioned so.

Will be digging into this important question!

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