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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by loby, Mar 12, 2012.
With thunderbolt going to fiber optic, will we see firewire ports on new products?
Probably not. Firewire never really took off like Apple intended it to.
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?
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.