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Steve Jobs: “AirPrint Has Not Been Pulled”

Last night we reported some developers on Apple’s forums noticed information about AirPrint through shared printers on Macs and PCs has been mysteriously removed from Apple’s online printing documentation. According to those developers, Apple Tech Support chimed in as well claiming that AirPrint through shared printers had been cancelled from the upcoming 10.6.5.

So it’s not that AirPrint has been pulled. Rumor has it Apple may have cancelled or delayed the functionality through a printer shared on Mac or Windows.

Now, according to an email spotted by 9to5mac on MacRumors forums, Steve Jobs has indeed confirmed AirPrint hasn’t been pulled:

Good Morning, Mr. Jobs: As a release-day purchaser of an iPad, I was elated when you revealed iOS 4.2 would support AirPrint. Now comes reports AirPrint support has been pulled from 4.2. Between announcements/assurances of the white iPhone, and now the pulling of AirPrint, is Apple going to lose credibility and become known for announcing “vaporware”? Respectfully,

SJ: AirPrint has not been pulled. Don’t believe everything you read.

Indeed, those developers never claimed AirPrint had been pulled, just the shared printing functionality. This Steve Jobs’ email doesn’t make it clear, but for all those who read wrong reports on other blogs – stay assured, AirPrint is still there. It’s always been.

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