Will iPhone 5 have Thunderbolt?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shanshor, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. shanshor macrumors regular

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    Just curious. It seems to be apple's new standard. Maybe they could implement the tech into the 30 pin connector?
     
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  3. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    doubtful. I do, however, think Thunderbolt will be available on all Apple products within the next 5 years.
     
  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Since thunderbolt can theoretically baked into nearly any peripheral, I would say it's possible, but not with the current hardware. The iPhone 5 could possibly get a thunderbolt 30-pin plus a new cable, but it would really drive the cost of the device and the cable, in my opinion.
     
  5. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Good point. Not to mention iOS is moving towards iCloud (ie. no cables). Apparently, speed of transfer doesn't seem to be a big enough factor to push Thunderbolt into iPhones.
     
  6. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    No, but it will include the new bluray burner. ;)

    I'd like to see it as I love the transfer speeds, but I don't see it unfortunately. Wish Apple proves me wrong.
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Nah, they dropped firewire support from the iPods just to save a few pennies per iPod. They're not gonna rush to put in something that costs a lot more than that.

    It'll be cheaper eventually, but not yet. And even then I think they'll do it just for the convenience of having the same plug everywhere, not for speed. The days of syncing everything all in one sitting are close to being over.
     
  8. Centient macrumors 6502

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    Can't come soon enough!
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Yes, BR recorder and a 2 Terabyte drive for storage.
     
  10. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Oh right, I always forget that storage part since I've been using the iscsi external drive on my iphone already.

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nice, Im thinking about upgrading my SCSI drive on my iphone 2G to SATA but not sure if the Western Digital one I have is compatible with the 3.1.3 firmware.
     
  12. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I need 10Gbits/s transfer rates on my iPhone


    Waitwut
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  13. boss.king, Jul 28, 2011
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  14. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    i believe there was an apple patent for a dock connecter with usb 3.0, usb 2.0, firewire, and thunderbolt. it was a few months ago and everybody believed iPhone 5 would have thunderbolt. i believe when the price comes down apple will include it but if they want to appeal to all markets a thunderbolt iPhone or iPad would not suit well right now.
     

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