2012 MBP firewire?

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  1. islanders macrumors 6502

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    With T-bolt what will the future hold for Firewire 800? Will it be phased out like FW 400? Does it take up so much room that Apple will ditch it to make the body thinner?

    If so then 2010 wouldn't be able to use target disk mode with future machines without FW 800. And if 2011 t-bolt on MBP can't receive TDM then it too wouldn't be compatible.

    thanks for any insights
     
  2. stefmesman macrumors 6502

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    If there would be a port dropped i guess it would be fw800 but i think they will keep it at a single tb port for now
     
  3. islanders thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks.. anyone else care to speculate on the future of FireWire? :rolleyes:
     
  4. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I think they'll keep FireWire around for a few more years, no reason to remove it for the next re-design really.
     

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