Printing coming to iPad?

A terse e-mail supposedly from Apple CEO Steve Jobs states that printing "will come" to the tablet, according to

An e-mail reportedly from Apple CEO Steve Jobs answers the question of whether printing will come to the iPad, according to A customer apparently wrote on Friday evening:

Dear Steve,

Why no printing on the iPad? What gives?

About 15 minutes later, Jobs apparently responded in his typical, terse style:

It will come.

Sent from my iPhone

MacRumors does acknowledge that such e-mails are "difficult to authenticate." However, it's not unlike Jobs to respond to customers via e-mail. He recently answered questions about iPad data plans and about MacBook Pro updates .

While consumers wait for Apple to make printing available within the operating system--the e-mail offered no timeframe--there are options available for the iPad. A search of Apple's App Store for the term "printing" brings up a number of applications that allow the iPad to print wirelessly, so people are not stuck without a workable solution.

About the author

Jim Dalrymple has followed Apple and the Mac industry for the last 15 years, first as part of MacCentral and then in various positions at Macworld. Jim also writes about the professional audio market, examining the best ways to record music using a Macintosh. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. He currently runs The Loop.


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