Right on cue! Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.5 today, and it is now available to download for Snow Leopard users across the globe.
Many had presumed that 10.6.5 would include support for using AirPrint over shared printers for iOS 4.2 updated devices, which is rumoured to hit iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches before the end of the week, however, this doesn’t appear to be the case.
MacLife did some testing using 4.2 and 10.6.5 and was unsuccessful in their attempts to print to a shared printer via OS X, and I have also tried this with my iPad running iOS 4.2 and found the same result.
I’d love to know why Apple has pulled AirPrint compatibility for shared printers in 10.6.5, but the odds are we won’t be finding out any time soon. Oh well, we can always wait ’til 10.6.6, right?
The main changes in 10.6.5 include:
improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
resolve a delay between print jobs
address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5
The full changelog can be found at Apple’s support website.
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