Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5 with no mention of AirPrint

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in macOS edited January 2014
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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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 110
    What a shame, that was the only reason I had to update my iOS devices. Oh well.
  • Reply 2 of 110
    I can't find the Combo-Updater for the life of me... >.<
  • Reply 3 of 110
    I guess Apple didn't want to hold the release of 10.6.5 back any longer and removed AirPrint for the time beeing.
  • Reply 4 of 110
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 110
    Doy. It's being released alongside iTunes.
  • Reply 6 of 110
    pik80pik80 Posts: 148member
    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.
  • Reply 7 of 110
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,716member
    Quote:
    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...
  • Reply 8 of 110
    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.
  • Reply 9 of 110
    Quote:
    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.



    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
  • Reply 10 of 110
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,716member
    Quote:
    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
  • Reply 11 of 110
    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?
  • Reply 12 of 110
    Quote:
    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?
  • Reply 13 of 110
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 14 of 110
    2oh12oh1 Posts: 501member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post


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



    I heard a rumor that the rumors were just rumors.
  • Reply 15 of 110
    buckbuck Posts: 293member
    AirPrint is all the rage nowadays. Nobody cares if the new release feels snappier anymore.
  • Reply 16 of 110
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by pik80 View Post


    Thank goodness there is no printing.



    What else should be eliminated?
  • Reply 17 of 110
    Quote:
    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?
  • Reply 18 of 110
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 19 of 110
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 20 of 110
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,261member
    Quote:
    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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