Will they make Thunderbolt to Lighting Wire?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by duke5021, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. duke5021 macrumors newbie

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    Is this possible to do for faster transfer for those people who have a Thunderbolt port? I've never used this port on my MacBook, but it would be great if this thunderbolt to lighting cable came out.
     
  2. X-Ravin macrumors regular

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    Lighting is only USB2.0 so there's no point to sticking a thunderbolt connector at the other end yet. I'm not sure if it would just take a firmware update to up to 3.0 speeds but I don't know why they wouldn't have done it in the first place if that was the case.
     
  3. ipedro macrumors 68040

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    Lighting was designed for the future so no doubt they'll be able to upgrade it for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt when the conditions are right.
     
  4. GoSh4rks macrumors 6502

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    I doubt that Thunderbolt to Lightning will ever happen. Completely different intended usages. By the time an accessory such as a phone or MP3 players requires that much bandwidth and direct access to system buses, something else will have come along.
     
  5. DeeGee48 macrumors regular

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  6. onegregwiley macrumors newbie

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    Thunderbolt Not Necisary?

    Interesting: I know that I would like Thunderbolt speeds for transferring data to a 128GB iPad.
     
  7. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    That's impossible because you're iPad's internal flash isn't capable of anything near those speeds.

    I doubt that there's even a big difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, or Apple would've added that capability to the iOS devices.
     
  8. Partridge macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbolt and Lightning??

    Very very frightening.

    Me-!
     

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