iphone w thunderbolt?

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

  1. paulold macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    Washington, DC
    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


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    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


    Jan 18, 2012
    No I highly doubt the flash memory in the iPhone can even support the higher read/write speeds anyway

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