In This Chapter
• Using iOS 5’s AirPrint feature
• Other wireless printing options for non-AirPrint printers
• Scanning documents into your iPad
Unlike laptop or netbook computers, the iPad does not contain a USB port that can be used to directly connect a printer or scanner to your tablet. However, built into iOS 5.1 is the AirPrint feature, as well as Bluetooth, which are two separate technologies that allow printers or scanners, for example, to wirelessly communicate with your tablet.
As a result, any app that integrates the AirPrint feature, or taps into the iPad’s Bluetooth capabilities, can be used to access and utilize external peripherals, such as a printer or scanner. When it comes to wireless ...