Thunderbolt in new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lugesm, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. lugesm, Jun 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011

    lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    #1
    Will be receiving my new iMac next week . . . with THUNDERBOLT.

    I was kind-of excited about the high speed port until I realized that I don't have ANYTHING to plug into that port. Further, when I search the Internet for Thunderbolt peripherals, I don't find any that are currently available.

    To make matters worse, Apple is offering new products with no USB-3 port. From what I can read on the Internet, USB-3 appears to be well underway, while Thunderbolt could go the way of FireWire. Sad.

    In addition, it appears that a Thunderbolt to USB3 converter is not available, and probably not feasible.

    Someone, please tell me I am wrong about this. :eek:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #2
    TB devices will arrive in the next weeks, even USB 3 to TB adapters.
    There have been several threads about this, maybe you could look into one of them?
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

    philipma1957

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Location:
    Howell, New Jersey
    #3
  4. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    #4
     
  5. shady28 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    #5
    Thunderbolt Peripherals

    It does look like some items will be coming out next week, hopefully actually available. Some articles are saying Apple will be using the Final Cut Pro X debut to also announce release of some peripherals.

    It's about freaking time, 6 months since they released the Macbook Pro's and 2 months after the iMacs and you can't even buy an external thunderbolt HDD, or anything faster than FW800 for that matter.
     

Share This Page