Thunderbolt 3 in Intel's Skylake: Redesigned MBP *is* Coming

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    USB Type-C on one end, thinner Thunderbolt 3 on the other. Hmm... this makes a *lot* of sense.
     
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    I liked that displayport and thunderbolt had the same port, so you could easily use displayport monitors with standard cables. If they use the USB 3.1 C port for both thunderbolt and USB, that would be ideal. If it's a completely new port design, then they're going to have to make it USB 3.1 C size and release cheap displayport passive adapters.
     
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    So when do you expect it to release? Later this year?
     
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    Nothing in that article links Thunderbolt 3 to Skylake, though. It mentions new chipsets, but that could be a Broadwell chipset just as easily as Skylake. In fact, it's probably more likely to come with Broadwell first given where Intel is in that product cycle. What caught my attention though was the bit at the end about USB 3.1 possibly being able to handle Thunderbolt activity itself. That would be huge in terms of unifying things going forward.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_(interface)#Thunderbolt_3

    "Support will be added with Intel's Skylake architecture chipsets, with shipping dates expected from late 2015 into early 2016.[47][48][49]"
     

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