iPod Question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Brian0523, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Brian0523 macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2005
    I just noticed the current iPods only come with UBS cable. Didn't the MAC version iPod come with a Firewire cable? Now it's a separate accessory.
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    there is no longer a Mac version of the iPod and they all used to come with firewire cables yes, but considering that many many more people have access to USB 2.0 than Firewire, apple switched, plus they now allow charging over USB so unless you are stuck with 1.1 it doesnt make that big of a difference
  3. Brian0523 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2005
    But isn't it faster to copy over 20 Gig of data with firewire than USB 2.0?
  4. yellow5 macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2005
    Yes it's faster to copy over firewire, but most PC users don't even have a firewire port on their computer, and since Apple sells more iPods to PC users they decided it would work better to give everybody a USB cable that PC and Mac users could use instead of a firewire cable that only Mac users and a select few PC users had access to.

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