9 pin dock connector possibly Thunderbolt compatible?

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  1. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    This would be awesome if the new 9 pin dock connector was compatible with the Thunderbolt port on the MacBook's. It'd make the (rare) times you need to quickly sync your iPhone or do a quick backup a breeze and would be considerably faster than it is now. Would anyone else like to see this feature, or is it just me?
     
  2. willmtaylor, Aug 30, 2012
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I think it would be a waste & too expensive.

    Also, SR71, Check this out.
     
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    I kind of doubt it b/c PC compatibility has to take the lead. Cost/Benefit isn't there right now. But I think USB 3 is a distinct possibility this round. USB 2 is a bit long in the tooth for syncing and Macs and PCs now have USB 3, plus it's backwards compatible for models that don't have it.
     
  4. SR71 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Broken link. It probably would be expensive, but you never know. Apple does have over $100 BILLION laying around with nothing to spend it on. ;)

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    That is very true. Even USB 3 would be an upgrade. I don't sync often, but when I do it can take anywhere between 10-30 minutes, so if I could bring the amount of time it takes down, I'd be happy.
     
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I just clicked on it, and it worked fine. Try this instead: search>advanced search>search iphone thunderbolt>restrict to iphone forum & last 6 months> click search.

    Results:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1427633

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1412561

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1406294

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1385131

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1381339

    :D:p:cool:;):rolleyes::eek:
     
  6. Want300 macrumors 65816

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  7. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    People still sync the iPhones over cables? :eek:

    That's so 2011! :D
     
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    No, it would drive up the cost quite a bit, for both the iPhone and the sync cable.
     
  9. macMD macrumors 6502

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    I try to use the wireless sync more than cable syncing anyways.
     

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