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I can understand why they don't see the point in incorporating USB 3.0 into Macs, as Thunderbolt is the far superior IO; but it's also being adopted much slower.

While releasing such an adapter would, granted, slow the process of development of Thunderbolt peripherals; it would also mean a lot of people who were tempted to make the switch to Mac, but had a lot of USB 3.0 devices they didn't want to have to use at 2.0 speeds, would be able to switch without the performance hit (indeed, you could run several USB 3.0 devices through a single Thunderbolt port simultaneously).

In the long-run, I think it would work-out better for Mac sales.

I only ask all this as I'm an engineering student & have to use Windows, but still would like a Mac desktop in addition to my PC laptop. My laptop has USB 3.0 on it, & it would be useful if there was / will be some high-speed way of connecting the high-speed peripherals I use with my PC to my Mac (when I finally get it).


For my purposes as an engineering undergraduate; Windows is respectable (& generally necessary), Linux is admirable (& often useful), OS X is enjoyable (& requires no further justification, although plenty could be given)!
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