No AirPrint for the iPod Touch 2g

It looks like Apple is yet again exercising planned obsolescence, and has removed support for AirPrint from the second generation iPod Touch. Originally, the press release Apple sent out stated that AirPrint would work with the older iPod, but has now been revised to say that it will only work with the “iPod Touch 3rd generation” and later. Obviously, there are no hardware limitations since AirPrint is a simple software change, so Apple is just looking to coerce customers into upgrading – a valid tactic, but disappointing nonetheless.

It is likely that AirPrint will be modified to work with unsupported devices (like GameCenter and many other programs have been), but doing so will require a 4.2 jailbreak – which could take some time.

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