An e-mail reportedly from Apple CEO Steve Jobs answers the question of whether printing will come to the iPad, according to MacRumors.com. A customer apparently wrote on Friday evening:
Why no printing on the iPad? What gives?
About 15 minutes later, Jobs apparently responded in his typical, terse style:
It will come.
Sent from my iPhone
MacRumors does acknowledge that such e-mails are "difficult to authenticate." However, it's not unlike Jobs to respond to customers via e-mail. He recently answered questions about iPad data plans and about MacBook Pro updates.
While consumers wait for Apple to make printing available within the operating system--the e-mail offered no timeframe--there are options available for the iPad. A search of Apple's App Store for the term "printing" brings up a number of applications that allow the iPad to print wirelessly, so people are not stuck without a workable solution.