Ivy Bridge iMacs to have USB3

Discussion in 'iMac' started by goombamd, May 4, 2011.

  1. goombamd macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2010
    the new iMacs are nice in that they have thunderbolt ports, but Ivy Bridge will make USB3 a standard... unless apple purposefully somehow downgrades to USB2 which would be pretty poor form.

    USB 3 peripherals are already available and will continue to be available. Thunderbolt peripherals are essentially non-existant at the moment.

    There's no reason apple should not include USB3 other than trying to push customers to Thunderbolt.... which would be fine if there were actually peripherals available.
  2. Chris5488 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    Um new iMacs were released yesterday, why are you even talking about the next new iMacs and USB3.0 when there's a big chance Thunderbolt will be the new standard and USB3.0 will be just be sitting there... with 5GBps while Thunderbolt has 10GBps speed.
  3. iRobby macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    the thunderbolt port is a mini displayport, basically an upgraded mini displayport port. any mini display port wire or device can be used in a thunderbol., thunderbolt is fully backwards compatible,
  4. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    More importantly, by the time an iMac with USB3 exists, there will be plenty of Thunderbolt devices.
  5. Diesel-Benz macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    USB 3 has already taken off, there are many many devices that support it. TB is the same a FW, great concept but it will never fly outside of Apple and maybe Sony.

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