iphone w thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by paulold, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. paulold macrumors 6502

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    If the new iPhone is getting a smaller dock connector, could it be a thunderbolt connector? Or would that be overkill? Would certainly make updating the iPhone fast, right?
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I'll pretty much guarantee that it will NOT be a thunderbolt connector for the following reasons:
    • Only a minority of iPhone users actually have thunderbolt ports on their computers. Why include it when no one can use it?
    • The thunderbolt circuitry would take up much more space in the phone than USB.
    • Thunderbolt is much more expensive to implement than USB, and would add quite a bit to the cost of the phone.
    • A thunderbolt cable costs $50. Do you think Apple is going to provide that for free with every iPhone? Do you think they'll sell iPhones without a sync cable?
     
  3. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    No I highly doubt the flash memory in the iPhone can even support the higher read/write speeds anyway
     

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