|Oct 9, 2011, 08:50 PM||#4|
I guess I was just wonder because I came across the first iPod release video where Steve Jobs talked about how much faster Firewire was over USB. And to me it made more sense to use Firewire for video and music transfers.
|Oct 9, 2011, 10:22 PM||#5|
When Steve Jobs released the first iPod, USB at the time was v1.1. The maximum speed of USB 1.1 was 12 Mb/s. Firewire does 400Mb/s. With USB 2.0 reaching speeds of up to 480Mb/s, Firewire wasn't quite as necessary.
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|Oct 9, 2011, 10:24 PM||#6|
Bear in mind at the time he was talking about USB 1.1 which was still prevalent on PCs at the time. While USB 2.0 was technically available when the iPod was released, it wasn't commonplace yet.
When USB 2.0 became more standard, Apple switched to it for the Mac+PC iPod. iPods could do USB or Firewire at that point, but Firewire was eventually dropped as a cost-saving measure.
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