What Is AirPrint?


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AirPrint is a technology from Apple that enables printing from iOS and OS X applications via a wireless connection. The only requirement is that the printer and iOS device or Mac be on the same Wi-Fi network; there are no specific print drivers needed.

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In 2010, when the iPad was introduced, there were just 12 printers that were AirPrint-enabled. As of 2014, there are more than 1,100 compatible printer models, and Apple keeps a current list on its support website. There are also third-party solutions, many of which can be found in the AppStore, that permit printing to legacy printers.

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