quote: I do understand that cost isn't an issue for Apple users to begin with
quote: Move could alleviate Apple owners' woes of limited peripheral selection
quote: "USB connectors are not general purpose connectors and are not designed to be used in support of other technology applications or standards or as combo connectors."
quote: Alongside the Ethernet, HDMI, VGA and USB2 connectors is the Thunderbolt port. Unlike Apple's and Intel's implementation, which takes the form of a Mini DisplayPort-compatible connector, Sony has decided to use a USB3 port. The underlying technology is still the same as Thunderbolt - Intel's Light Peak – but since it doesn't use the Mini DisplayPort connector, it can't be branded as Thunderbolt. Perversely, squeezing Light Peak into a USB3 connector is against the rules set by the USB Implementers Forum, so it can't be branded as USB3 either.
quote: Complaining about Blu-Ray just reveals you to be a tool. Jobs has explained his thinking on the subject.
quote: "Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt. I don't mean from the consumer point of view. It's great to watch movies, but the licensing is so complex," Jobs said. "We're waiting until things settle down, and waiting until Blu-ray takes off in the marketplace before we burden our customers with the cost of the licensing and the cost of the drives."
quote: by Bozzified on September 2, 2011 at 9:49 PM I think Apple needs to do more than just add USB 3.0 to catch up to PCs. Their graphics card and internals on their desktop machines are already 1 to 2 generations behind. Mac Pros still offer 5770 cards which are 2 generations behind. Not to mention real RAID solutions, support for Blu-ray drives, advanced sound cards, latest CPUs, proper support for SSDs, better ram etc etc.. But that's what Apple does really.. they release products every 2-3 years that match PCs and then they quickly become obsolete.
quote: Ex-CEO Steve Jobs claimed customers didn't care about USB 3.0 and it wasn't time for them to be allowed to get it, anyways.
quote: Time to get a life guys
quote: Until now Apple was trying to be incompatible with PC because they wanted to sell Apple branded peripherals with huge margin
quote: Because adding USB 3.0 support for Apple is a gamechanger Until now Apple was trying to be incompatible with PC because they wanted to sell Apple branded peripherals with huge margin This move can make Apple again compatible with PC so Apple users can buy cheaper non-Apple branded peripherals
quote: Report: Apple Preparing to Finally Catch up With PCs by Adding USB 3.0
quote: USB 3 can't can't drive a external display but Thunderbolt can and much, much, more.
quote: any device that can connect to a PCI Express bus can connect to Thunderbolt, it's already compatible with existing technologies, even USB 3
quote: I sure hope PC manufacturers don't dismiss Thunderbolt to save a few dollars on their designs, it's fantastic technology that when mature could lead to exciting new computer designs.