iPod Touch Second Generation Loses Support for AirPrint
All you 2nd generation iPod Touch users out there, here's a bit of a reminder from Apple as to how old your device has now become.
Remember the time when you rejoiced as soon as you found that Apple's wireless printing technology AirPrint would be supported on the 2nd Generation iPod touch? Well, just a few weeks down the line, Apple seems to have changed its mind and has decided against offering AirPrint support for your device.
With this, the 2nd generation iPod Touch now joins the iPhone 3G and the prehistoric iPhone 2G to be the only devices on which AirPrint would not work.
When Apple had announed the AirPrint feature, it had listed iPod Touch second generation as one of the supported devices:
"AirPrint will work with iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (second generation and later)."
But eagle eyed folks at 9to5Mac have observed that Apple has now dropped it from the list of supported devices. The press release now reads:
"AirPrint will work with iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (third generation and later)."
For those of you who were in a cave for the past few weeks, let us remind you that AirPrint is Apple's wireless printing technology that would be supported by a wide range of HP's ePrint enabled printers. It was introduced on September 15 2010 and yes, it does precisely what you thought it would do – print out stuff directly from your iOS devices. The AirPrint feature will be available in iOS 4.2, which is expected to be released in November.
Are you disappointed that the feature is not coming to your iPod Touch 2G? Or does it give you one more reason to upgrade to the new iPod Touch 4G?
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