- Jan 27, 2007
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- Your Mac's Specs
- 17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
Interesting detail FTA:
"Still, USB 3.0 is not yet widespread in devices. That is partly because many PC manufacturers will wait on USB 3.0 until support is built directly into the chipsets they buy, which is only expected to happen late next year, according to a research note from In-Stat."
This puts mainstream acceptance of USB3 off until late 2011/early 2012.
Anyone here hoping for USB3 in an Apple device anytime soon -- forget about it.
What's really interesting about Light Peak is that it can handle all different types of data, which conceivably means its very backward-compatible with all kinds of "old" connectors -- Firewire, USB, eSATA, DVI and more. Very exciting if Intel can really bring it to market. I would love to see Apple jump on this, and I have a hunch they will (not anytime soon, though).
Nice tech, but how do we power external devices? Before we go to optical connections we need to kill wall warts. The last thing I want is two cables attached to my gadgets.