1. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I'm just wondering, do you think iPhone 5 will have support for Thunderbolt? That would be really freaking awesome.
    06-13-2011 10:27 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    No...............
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    06-13-2011 11:19 PM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Why not? :S
    06-14-2011 02:10 AM
  4. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Apple wants to cut the cord, not change it. Besides if they changed it now all those iPod docks and accessories probably wouldn't work.
    06-14-2011 02:52 AM
  5. sting7k's Avatar
    Why not? :S
    It's a waste of time for Apple to put it into iDevices right now when less than 1% of people will be able to use it. It's just out on Macs and there is no PC support. Waste of money, iPhone 6 probably; Thunderbolt and USB3.

    Also, like said above Apple wants to cut the cord and get those other 50% of crazy people to start syncing.
    06-14-2011 09:38 AM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It's a waste of time for Apple to put it into iDevices right now when less than 1% of people will be able to use it. It's just out on Macs and there is no PC support. Waste of money, iPhone 6 probably; Thunderbolt and USB3.

    Also, like said above Apple wants to cut the cord and get those other 50% of crazy people to start syncing.
    You still need to sync your iPhone to move all of your big data over, and thunderbolt would make that process a lot faster. They're putting thunderbolt on everything now, MBP, iMac, next is MBA. Although you're right it will probably be in iPhone 6 once more people are capable of using it.

    Although I'm quite sure Apple doesn't give a crap about making accessories incompatible, they've shown that many times over. :P
    06-14-2011 10:58 AM
  7. sting7k's Avatar
    You still need to sync your iPhone to move all of your big data over, and thunderbolt would make that process a lot faster. They're putting thunderbolt on everything now, MBP, iMac, next is MBA. Although you're right it will probably be in iPhone 6 once more people are capable of using it.

    Although I'm quite sure Apple doesn't give a crap about making accessories incompatible, they've shown that many times over. :P
    You got that right about the accessories.

    In all honesty Thunderbolt means nothing to me. Why Intel did an exclusive with Apple is beyond me. Maybe they missed what happened to firewire. I'm probably going to get a new computer later this year, a lost customer right here. It will have USB3 for sure and then I'm out of the market for years and I won't buy any Thunderbolt products because my computer won't have it. Wasted opportunity IMO for Intel.
    06-14-2011 11:37 AM
  8. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    No ThunderBolt in iOS devices unless they fundamentally change the architecture. ThunderBolt is basically PCI Express, which works fantastically well on computer boards but doesn't exist in iOS devices. They may bridge USB 3 and offer that, though.
    06-14-2011 05:12 PM
  9. Jellotime91's Avatar
    No ThunderBolt in iOS devices unless they fundamentally change the architecture. ThunderBolt is basically PCI Express, which works fantastically well on computer boards but doesn't exist in iOS devices. They may bridge USB 3 and offer that, though.
    But they aren't putting USB3 on the Macs, so what would be the point?
    06-14-2011 09:29 PM
  10. redbeard's Avatar
    What would be faster? Thunderbolt or Wifi sync on a fast connection?

    Doesn't the Cloud eliminate the need for it?
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    06-15-2011 03:46 AM
  11. Jellotime91's Avatar
    What would be faster? Thunderbolt or Wifi sync on a fast connection?

    Doesn't the Cloud eliminate the need for it?
    Thunderbolt is much, much faster than WiFi sync. Regardless of your connection or router I guarantee it. :P
    06-15-2011 07:56 AM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Thunderbolt is alot faster at 1GB per second but I just don't see Apple putting it into an iOS device. This would be more of an Android move, a flashy buzz word to get people to use it. It would be phenomenal and especially since Apple was the first one out the door with it, it definitely would get it out there in terms of use.
    06-15-2011 08:09 AM
  13. sting7k's Avatar
    No ThunderBolt in iOS devices unless they fundamentally change the architecture. ThunderBolt is basically PCI Express, which works fantastically well on computer boards but doesn't exist in iOS devices. They may bridge USB 3 and offer that, though.
    I was also unaware of this, interesting. So they can't just add it to one of the pins in the dock connector?

    @Jellotime, when Intel gets USB3 support built into their chipsets I assume Apple move to USB3. The next gen core series chips are supposed to have USB3 support on board so manufacturers won't have to put in their own controllers anymore.
    06-15-2011 08:55 AM
  14. sting7k's Avatar
    What would be faster? Thunderbolt or Wifi sync on a fast connection?

    Doesn't the Cloud eliminate the need for it?
    Even USB2 is faster than WiFi in theory.

    USB2 - Max 480Mbps
    WiFi 802.11n - Max 100Mbps
    06-15-2011 09:01 AM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I doubt it'll be on the new iPhone...hell, i'd be happy if they'd release ANYTHING that worked with thunderbolt right now, i've got a thunderbolt drive that does nothing but run a mini-DP cable that macbooks have been able to run for years now, lol.
    06-15-2011 06:16 PM
  16. tombubi's Avatar
    dont think so
    06-16-2011 02:56 AM
  17. Chobie Chobes's Avatar
    Why do you need thunderbolt anyway? Apple will be keeping their 30pin connector for sure.
    06-18-2011 04:38 AM
  18. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    30pin with thunderbolt on the other end... but I dobut it.
    06-18-2011 02:37 PM
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