USB 3 is something i am worried about, more so than BD because I can just buy an external drive down the track if Apple incorporates it into OS X. But USB 3 different.If you can wait 6 - 8 Months for the next POSSIBLE imac refresh then go ahead. Unfortunately there is nothing we can really do about it especially if you need a computer.
Technology is always changing. The next refresh will have i5 in entry level , keep waiting and things keep changing is an impossible race to win unless you have lots of cash.
Since Apple is going back to the Intel chipsets, likely whatever Intel incorporates will sort of force Apple to add it as soon as the chipsets adopt it.Plus once USB 3 is out, I doubt Apple will be first in line to incorporate it into computers. Probably be a good 4-6 months after it is released for it to be added.
Yeah that is what I had read originally as well, late 2010/early 2011. Then however long it takes Steve Jobs to decide it is worthy to be in his computers.intel will not provide USB 3.0 on their chipsets until 2011, so it's not likely to show up in the next iMac anyway.
The same way USB2 was DOA because Firewire 400 was far superior?USB 3.0 is DOA. LightPeak will be out about the same time and be far superior.
Exactly.The same way USB2 was DOA because Firewire 400 was far superior?
But I agree with what others have said... USB3 is still a couple years away from mass availability, and that doesn't assume that it will be the next gen connector that peripheral makers opt for. LightPeak or something else might be the one that takes off.
As usualy, the Golden Rule of new technology applies: If you need it now, buy it now. If you can wait, then wait.
I know that USB 3.0 is here. So if the next iMac refresh has it, don't we lose out?
If Apple made a midrange tower with PCI slots (you know, like they used to) that wouldn't be a forced choice.Not really. By the time USB3 is a necessity it will probably be time for a new computer anyway.