HP ups iOS AirPrint support

More printers added as AirPrint gets pre-Christmas boost

Killer feature had been expected to work on shared printers via Mac or PC.

HP has added six new printers to its AirPrint line-up, courtesy of a spanking new firmware update. The feature, one iOS 4.2’s headline grabbers, was initially only supported by 12 ink spitters.

The new machines able to handle wireless AirPrint skills are all in the Officejet series: the 6500A e-Ai05, 6500A Plus e-AiO5, 7500A Wide Format e-AiO5, Pro 8500A e-AiO5, Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO5, Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO5.

This is welcome news for iOS 4.2 users, who had been hoping AirPrint would be a much bigger deal on launch. Apple said when it was unveiled that AirPrint would work with shared printers via Mac or PC. However, this was scrapped when iOS 4.2 finally went live.

Enough to make you buy a new printer? Or are you holding out for AirPrint to play nice via your home machine? Tell us now on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via MacRumors