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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5 with no mention of AirPrint

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Apple on Wednesday released Mac OS X 10.6.5, the latest security and maintenance update for its Snow Leopard operating system, but documentation accompanying the release made no mention of AirPrint.

Apple's official documentation on Mac OS X 10.6.5 mentions a number of fixes and improvements. But the latest version of Snow Leopard was also supposed to enable AirPrint wireless printer sharing with devices running iOS 4.2.

Rumors cropped up this week that Apple could delay that support. It was also expected to arrive for PC users with the forthcoming release of iTunes 10.1.

The update is 680.1MB and is available via Software Update. It is recommended for all users of Snow Leopard, and includes a number of security fixes.

The full list of general fixes and improvements in Mac OS X 10.6.5, according to Apple, includes:
Improves reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers.
Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture.
Addresses stability and performance of graphics applications and games.
Resolves a delay between print jobs.
Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme.
Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal.
Addresses an issue in which dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide.
Resolves an issue in which Wikipedia information may not display correctly in Dictionary.
Improves performance of MainStage on certain Macs.
Resolves spacing issues with OpenType fonts.
Improves reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays.
Resolves a VoiceOver issue when browsing some websites with Safari 5.
Improves Bluetooth pairing with Magic Trackpad.
Resolves performance issues with third-party displays that use InstaPort technology.
Add SSL support for transferring files with iDisk.
Resolves an issue when opening 4-up Photo Booth pictures in Preview.
Addresses keyboard responsiveness issues in the Dock when Spaces is turned on.
Resolves an issue syncing Address Book with Google.
Fixes an issue when replying to a Mail message sent by a person whose name contains certain characters such as é or ü.
Improves performance for users bound to an Active Directory domain.
Improves reliability of Ethernet connections.
Systems with a Mac Pro RAID Card (Early 2009) installed can now be put to sleep.
Improves reliability of fibre channel connections, resolving a potential Xsan volume availability issue.
Adds RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.
The arrival of Mac OS X 10.6.5 on Wednesday confirms a rumor that predicted the release. That same report also indicated that Apple would release iTunes 10.1 on Wednesday, and iOS 4.2 on Friday, both of which remain to be seen.
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What a shame, that was the only reason I had to update my iOS devices. Oh well.
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I can't find the Combo-Updater for the life of me... >.<
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I guess Apple didn't want to hold the release of 10.6.5 back any longer and removed AirPrint for the time beeing.
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I've just installed 10.6.5 via the Software Update installer and have had no problems. The system is functioning smoothly. This is about a 517 MB download.
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Doy. It's being released alongside iTunes.
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Thank goodness there is no printing. The idea of a tablet to me is that you don't have to print as you can just carry the device around with you like a piece of paper anyways. The time has come to go paperless.
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Originally Posted by Denmaru View Post

I can't find the Combo-Updater for the life of me... >.<

Usually shows up a few hours later. Someone should be along shortly with the direct link...

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Ahh maybe because this update is for OSX Snow Leopard and AirPrint is for iOS? Maybe when iOS 4.2 comes out Friday it will have AirPrint.
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Ahh maybe because this update is for OSX Snow Leopard and AirPrint is for iOS? Maybe when iOS 4.2 comes out Friday it will have AirPrint.

You misunderstood. One component of AirPrint that Apple had promised was that you'd be able to print from an iOS 4.2 device to a printer on your network *shared via your Mac or PC.* They've apparently removed that functionality and AirPrint will only work with a very small number of HP printers that specifically support a new protocol that doesn't require being shared via a computer. So AirPrint instantly becomes worthless for anyone who doesn't want to buy a new printer
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Originally Posted by John.B View Post

Usually shows up a few hours later. Someone should be along shortly with the direct link...

Updated link to the 10.6.5 update:
http://support.apple.com/downloads/D...XUpd10.6.5.dmg

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1325

And a link to the 10.6.5 Combo update:
http://support.apple.com/downloads/D...ombo10.6.5.dmg

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1324

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Sooo, how does this jibe with these reports/rumors:?

Steve Jobs: AirPrint support for Mac and PCs not canceled

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/10/steve...-not-canceled/

via MacRumors:

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/10/...rprint-issues/


Is it still forthcoming, do we think?
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Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post

Is it still forthcoming, do we think?

Given that it's an iTunes feature, why did anyone think it wouldn't be coming with iTunes?
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Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post

Sooo, how does this jibe with these reports/rumors:?

Steve Jobs: AirPrint support for Mac and PCs not canceled. ....

Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph.
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Sooo, how does this jibe with these reports/rumors:?

I heard a rumor that the rumors were just rumors.
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AirPrint is all the rage nowadays. Nobody cares if the new release feels snappier anymore.
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Originally Posted by pik80 View Post

Thank goodness there is no printing.

What else should be eliminated?
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Originally Posted by Nothlit View Post

So AirPrint instantly becomes worthless for anyone who doesn't want to buy a new printer

Technology marches on. Doesn't Apple sell compatible printers at the Apple Store?
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Originally Posted by gmsquires View Post

Ahh maybe because this update is for OSX Snow Leopard and AirPrint is for iOS? Maybe when iOS 4.2 comes out Friday it will have AirPrint.

AirPrint requires 10.6.5 on your machine. You also need iOS 4.2. Both are needed to work.
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Originally Posted by ghostface147 View Post

AirPrint requires 10.6.5 on your machine. You also need iOS 4.2. Both are needed to work.


I am running 10.6.5 on my mac. I am also running 4.2 GM because i have a developer account. IT DOES NOT WORK. My iPad & iPhone 4 can not find my shared printer that is attached to my mac.
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Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post

Sooo, how does this jibe with these reports/rumors:?

Steve Jobs: AirPrint support for Mac and PCs not canceled

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/10/steve...-not-canceled/

via MacRumors:

http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/10/...rprint-issues/


Is it still forthcoming, do we think?

We shouldn't make assumptions at this point.
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

We shouldn't make assumptions at this point.

It is not an assumption. AirPrint is not a part of this build of 10.6.5. I have checked everything over and over. My only guess is they pulled it for shared printers.
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Originally Posted by Buck View Post

AirPrint is all the rage nowadays. Nobody cares if the new release feels snappier anymore.

Nah, it's all about finding something, anything, to bitch and whine about. It's all about coming up with some criticism of Apple's policies. As long as it's a negative it's okay and important/
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I am running 10.6.5 on my mac. I am also running 4.2 GM because i have a developer account. IT DOES NOT WORK. My iPad & iPhone 4 can not find my shared printer that is attached to my mac.

That's fine. I am going to see if airprint will allow me to print to the printer I have hooked up to my airport base station. I am running the 10.1b2, 10.6.5, and iOS 4.2 GM.
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Apple appears to be taking an interesting direction as it relates to things that we have in the past associated as an OS framework. Case in point? If you have a new AppleTV and want to stream a movie from your desktop systems library, iTunes must be launched on that system.

I'm betting that Airplay and Airprint are functionally built around iTunes and not a direct hook to the core OS. Granted, there might be OS level frameworks that are a prerequiste, but the key functionality is in iTunes.
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There are lots of possiblities. Air print could be downloaded later as a software update a la most printer driver updates for example...

Or it could be a secret pact between Apple and HP to sell more printers and then it'll come to other shared printers in a few months after early adopters have gonenout and bought new printers...
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That's fine. I am going to see if airprint will allow me to print to the printer I have hooked up to my airport base station. I am running the 10.1b2, 10.6.5, and iOS 4.2 GM.

Yeah that should be a good test. Currently the printer is share over the network and is connected to my mac. Even windows PC's can print to it over the network. I am running 10.6.5 that was just released, iOS GM 4.2 on iPhone 4 and iPad & iTunes 10.1b2. So I am curious to see if they restricted it to those newer printer models from HP or directly connected to a Airport Extreme or Express.

Shared printing would have been nice but its not that big a deal. Just more of my OCD coming to light.
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Originally Posted by Wondering View Post

I'm betting that Airplay and Airprint are functionally built around iTunes and not a direct hook to the core OS.

That sounds like quite a kludge. I don't see how it makes sense to put yet another layer between the device and the printer.
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My hope is that it will have nothing to do with a Mac, a PC, or iTunes. I want to print to a printer connected to my AirPort base station. I'm waiting for that functionality.
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Can't wait to get home and see the graphics improvements if any! Valve said this update is to improve performance by 200%.... supposedly.
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What else should be eliminated?

On the iPad? Nothing. On the Mac? the Finder.
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Confirmed here as well via iPhone 3GS 4.2 GM & 10.6.5.

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Originally Posted by fel0032 View Post

I am running 10.6.5 on my mac. I am also running 4.2 GM because i have a developer account. IT DOES NOT WORK. My iPad & iPhone 4 can not find my shared printer that is attached to my mac.
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My hope is that it will have nothing to do with a Mac, a PC, or iTunes. I want to print to a printer connected to my AirPort base station. I'm waiting for that functionality.

But if it were able to be hooked up like that, what would there be for you to buy at this point? I don't expect to see that enabled any time soon.

Your best bet may be to replace the AirPort's printer with one of the new HPs - that way you would have the best of both worlds. You would be able to print directly from your iPad, and you would continue to use the AirPort as a print server too.

Clearly the new HPs are the future tech, and combined with your iOS device, they will just work. Toss out the obsolete printer. You won't be sorry.
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Confirmed here as well via iPhone 3GS 4.2 GM & 10.6.5.

Maybe they pulled the support from Mac OS and instead are going to implement it into iTunes like the PC version. Perhaps that is easier since they already put it into iTunes on the PC side. Hopefully, they will release the final version of iTunes tonight and we can find out.
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Originally Posted by libertyforall View Post

Confirmed here as well via iPhone 3GS 4.2 GM & 10.6.5.

Am I the only person in the world who can print with OSX 10.6.5 with 4.2 GM?

It works!! Do I need to post a video?
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Originally Posted by Postulant View Post

Am I the only person in the world who can print with OSX 10.6.5 with 4.2 GM?

It works!! Do I need to post a video?


Well are you using a build that came out before today? Because that is the build i am referring to. I mean i know mac developers had access to the earlier builds and it worked. So i guess were talking about the build that came out today and iOS 4.2 GM.
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Originally Posted by Steve-J View Post

That sounds like quite a kludge. I don't see how it makes sense to put yet another layer between the device and the printer.

I would agree but it seems like a kludge to have iTunes running on my Desktop to stream from it instead of accessing the file or a system framework.
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Silly Kids...

Based on the new page posted on the Apple Website...

http://www.apple.com/ipad/software-update/

Its obvious Airprint is still live. It also says printing to printers over a network which would imply a connected non specific printer...

G
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Always good to get bug fixes. Looking forward to getting to Lion.
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Originally Posted by Meriana View Post

I guess Apple didn't want to hold the release of 10.6.5 back any longer and removed AirPrint for the time beeing.

Maybe it is rolling as separate update or even bundled with iTunes.

I hope the ActiveDirectory improvements include fixing SMB so CPU doesn't spike all the time, it's a known bug with version Apple used in 10.6.4 yet Apple won't even acknowledge to me they ever heard of such a thing occurring. Guess that's proof they never read their own discussion boards
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