No Thunderbolt-USB-C on apple website?

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  1. ByteTheBooty macrumors regular

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    Anyone noticed that there isn't a thunderbolt to usb-c cable on the Apple website??
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    The new macbook does not seem to be thunderbolt friendly. Just like an iPad it is for light, portable use. Thunderbolt is reserved for heavy tasks and then a pro or air are much better suited for your needs.
     
  3. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Thunderbolt requires a dedicated chip, no? So you'd have need a larger (and expensive) dongle – not just a straight USB-Thunderbolt cable.
     
  4. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    Apple going with USB C means they are kissing thunderbolt good bye.
     
  5. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbolt is dead , and it dies the moment it came out.

    Apple exclusive technology when it first came out: check

    Not industry standard: check

    Extremely expensive both in terms of 3rd part accesories and including it in computer: check

    In fact the port on "thunderbolt" couldn't even be agreed with. Apple had the display port style port, I think Sony released it as a USB style port.

    Its just a big expensive bag if hurt.

    Usb3-c is clearly the future. The port is small enough to have on mobiles and tablets and full sized laptops and computers. Its data transfer is up their with the first gen thunderbolt , it can connect with all sorts of things etc.

    Essentially its what thunderbolt was meant to be but wasn't cheap enough or industry standard.
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    No Thunderbolt-USB-C on apple website?

    Actually ThunderBolt is an industry standard that was developed by Intel. Just because it is not widely used does not keep it from being a standard.
     
  7. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    Well it may be all that, but with Apple essentially removing it from the newest MB, don't you think that spells the end of the line? Or will they keep it for a few years as a legacy power user component like fire wire?
     
  8. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    If you are talking about using thunderbolt device on a new macbook with usb-c it won't happen. Thunderbolt has to be integrated into the logic board and can't be adapted onto a non-thunderbolt computer. If you mean an adapter to use USB-C devices on a thunderbolt port equipped mac then I'm guessing it will come along eventually as USB-C devices are more readily available and common.
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Thunderbolt is still far more capable than USB 3.1 so I can't see them removing it from the rMBPs just yet. Thunderbolt 3 (to accompany Skylake) doubles the transfer speed once again to 40 Gbps and a thinner connector would even allow the rMBP to slim down without sacrificing it.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    If so, that's a quick life. I suspect though apple hasn't given up on the technology even if the rest of the industry has not embraced it and with USB-c, its doubtful if they ever will at this point.
     
  11. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

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    I pray you are both right, but if they wanted to, they could have put it and mag safe on the new MB. They CHOOSE to make it without either and this choice will have ramifications NOT supportive of either. Once leads to twice leads to the end.
     

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