Thunderbolt naming.

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  1. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    I find it ironic that Apple chose to name the technology Thunderbolt. As we all (hopefully) know, thunder is sound. Lightning is light. Thunderbolt uses light though... It just made me laugh, I'm not trying to troll or anything. Just wondering if anyone else realized that.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Thunderbolt is not Apple's naming of Light Peak, it's Intel's. Light Peak is not called Light Peak anymore, it's called Thunderbolt.
     
  3. Whitelightning macrumors regular

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    The next upgrade from copper, but not quite light could be called:

    Thunder

    then next one can be called Lightning.

    Eventually when quantum computing is invented, maybe the new port could be called "StormCloud" or something.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    The current implementation of TB doesn't use light yet, but future iterations might.
     
  5. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    from what ive heard, lightpeak uses light (fiber optic?), "thunderbolt" uses copper, so really "lightpeak" (100Gbps) wont be out for a while, but instead apple has "copperpeak" in the macs right now. which is only capable of 10Gbps
     
  6. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    You must be bored. Why do you care what a company names a product?
     
  7. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I was under the impression that it was using light. Based on how it was called "Light Peak" before, and the 2 way data transfer. I guess I was wrong.
     
  8. MBX macrumors 65816

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    The name "Thunderbolt" wasn't branded by Apple but by Intel! They used Light Peak at first during development and then changed it to Thunderbolt.

    Jeez people.
     
  9. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really care. I just thought it was ironic. Why don't you ask all the people thinking iPad's naming was too much like women's sanitary napkin why they care what a company names their product?
     
  10. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    You know what made me laugh? Apple having a Thunderbolt port when HTC's soon releasing the Thunderbolt.
     
  11. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I agree, and was thinking the same thing. I think the name is stupid.

    Lightpeak sounds futuristic, clean, precise and at the pinnacle.

    Thunderbolt makes me think of some caveman period cartoon character with a war hammer and crazy hair. ie. Archaic.
     
  12. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, celticpride678 already said that.
     
  13. DeeEss macrumors 6502a

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    And anyway...

    Thunder always comes AFTER lightning.
     
  14. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

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    Thunderbolt sounds so stupid to me. Maybe I will get used to it who knows
     
  15. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know how I'd use it other than maybe for an external HDD. Well I'm getting a 15" MBP next spring as a graduation present so maybe there will be an even better (and useful) technology then.
     
  16. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    An external Blu-ray player connected by a Thunderbolt port sounds awesome.
     
  17. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't think about that.... It would have to be ultra portable though so I could use it on the road. Bus powered obviously.
     
  18. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Why does it sound awesome? You can get an external Blu-ray player powered by USB for under $100 now.
     
  19. mgmusicman94 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It would be faster.
     
  20. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Right now, you're not limited by bandwidth, but read/write speed on the drive. It wouldn't help a bit.
     
  21. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

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    Sorry I meant the name "thunderbolt" I am all for faster ports/faster whatever. I do hope they come out with some external hardware soon that actually uses the port though.
     
  22. namtaB macrumors regular

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    Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! Thunderbolt HOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Mark my words, Mac OS Lion will be lord of the Tunderbolts.
     
  23. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    I'm a little lost here.

    Thunderbolt is a synonym of lightning. They are the same.

    The thunder in 'thunderbolt' represents the condition in which lightning takes place.

    This is third grade stuff here folks :D
     
  24. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, so did Macbook when that name was dropped. I'm not into TB either but it'll grow on us.
     
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