Date: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010, 04:48
Category: Hardware, News
It’s hard to say exactly what Steve Jobs will do next, so this may have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Per Tech2.0, a recent Steve Jobs e-mail sent as a reply to Mac user Tom Kruk stated that Apple has no plans to add USB 3.0 connectivity to Macs any day soon.
In the e-mail, Jobs allegedly wrote: “We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.”
Mac users will be missing out, for now at least. Following tests, the speed benefits of USB 3.0 are clear, particularly for high-definition video, music, and digital imaging applications. USB 3.0 offers a theoretical 10X jump over current USB 2.0 hardware, which maxes out at 480Mbps. USB 3.0, in contrast, can handle up to 5Gbps.
Intel is expected to roll out USB 3.0 sometime in 2011.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.