Apple will be releasing a beta version of their AirPrint wireless printing system for the iPad in November with their new software update.
Steve Jobs said that the iOS 4.2 update will allow easy access for printing directly from your iPad device, but iPad users are still awaiting this perfect solution. Currently iPad users have to bear with 3rd party applications like PrintCentral or Air Sharing Pro in order to get the printing job done.
The new iOS 4.2 software update for the iPad will officially launch in November and it will include a network service that automatically searches for local printers on Wi-Fi and gains print access. Apple has also partnered with HP to create a line of “ePrint” technology printers that seem to be iPad friendly. According to a report, the ePrint technology will assign each owner an email address instead of a program driver that will allow printing to be “as easy as emailing a document.”
In the meantime, I am going to continue to use my 3rd party applications until Apple gives me a solid printing solution.