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    Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    OMG. Apple used to be (or so I thought... or so they thought) the forefront of implementing shit no one else used (firewire?)


    Apple's CEO Steve Jobs reportedly has no plans to add USB 3.0 connectivity to Macs any day soon.

    Replying to Mac user Tom Kruk in an email, the outspoken Apple boss wrote: "We don't see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example."

    Mac users will be missing out, for now at least. According to PCWorld the speed benefits of USB 3.0 are clear.

    "The real-world examples are fairly convincing - and underscore USB 3.0's advantage for high-def video, music, and digital imaging applications," PCWorld's Melissa J. Perenson noted earlier this year.

    "The theoretical throughput improvement offered by USB 3.0 is dramatic - a theoretical 10X jump over existing USB 2.0 hardware. USB 2.0 maxed out at a theoretical 480Mbps, while USB 3.0 can theoretically handle up to 5Gbps."

    Intel meanwhile, are expected to roll out USB 3.0 sometime in 2011.

    Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs - PCWorld

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    Who cares about USB 3.0 when Light Peak is coming in the first half of next year.

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    Denny Crane!

    USB3.0 is the future.

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    I sense a disturbance in the force.
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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    Quote Originally Posted by jsd91741 View Post
    Who cares about USB 3.0 when Light Peak is coming in the first half of next year.

    AppleInsider | Intel could release Light Peak technology in first half of 2011, Apple to follow
    interesting

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    seems like you would work 3.0 into a system since it's backwards compatible and offers a lot more peripherals, but whatever.

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    it will all be wireless soon. so our USB external hard drives will eventually be cloud services that don't need legacy support.

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    Can't run everything on batteries. Not yet anyway!

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    Steve Jobs also has no plans to wear a belt, ever.
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    denny, i didn't know your cadillac had crank windows.

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    Re: Steve Jobs Has No Plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

    Hell, even my "lowly" AMD AM3 board has USB 3.0. Steve is ignoring it for the same reason he ignores other technology - he can't get it at his preferred price. Plain and simple. Does Apple have a USB 3 controller? Doesn't look like it, so he'll have to buy one from someone, but he doesn't like doing that unless he can control the price point. If he can't, he just doesn't use it.

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