Firewire now legacy?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by loby, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. loby macrumors 6502a

    loby

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    With thunderbolt going to fiber optic, will we see firewire ports on new products?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    Probably not. Firewire never really took off like Apple intended it to.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    It's not Thunderbolt that will relegate firewire to "legacy" status, it's the improvements in -USB-, such as USB3, which should be on the new Macs with the Ivy Bridge chipset.

    Doesn't USB 3 provide improved handling of data "over the bus", as well as updated speeds?
     
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see firewire existing to much longer. It would not be a shocker if the firewire port got axed on the new MBP's.

    The only external drives I buy now a days are USB3. I don't even bother with firewire anymore as I'm pretty confident the new MBP will have USB3 then firewire.
     

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