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 Right, so computers which support TB 3 will have dedicated hardware for adapting to USB 3.1 devices rather than relying on the CPU (as I figured).  I was speculating about hooking up a TB 3 device to a USB 3.1 connector (and having compatibility in that direction, albeit with lower speed and power) if that's even possible.  My guess is that, if it is possible, it would require the CPU to do the heavy lifting rather than having dedicated hardware to do so (like TB 3...
 Yeah.  My guess is that much of the data swizzling to convert USB 3.1 to/from TB 3 is going to be done by the CPU to keep things cheap (at the expense of overall system performance).  Again, my experience is more with Firewire when each device would have dedicated hardware which removed the need for bus management and data swizzling to be done by the CPU (but made devices more expensive).  But it's likely the same story with TB. And yeah, I agree that the lack of...
CIBC (Canada) can have an Apple Watch app available on launch day but yet still isn't on board with Apple Pay...
 Right, makes sense.  Cheaper cables for devices which don't have high requirements (generally consumer devices) but still have an option for devices which do.  Best of both worlds. As for whether TB3 devices can work with USB 3.1 cables, I'm guessing it'll be based on the bandwidth and power requirements of the device.  If the device doesn't have high bandwidth requirements, and gives the option for a separate power supply, then it should be able to work with USB 3.1. The...
I was going to say the same thing.  USB has never been a well-designed spec, but it caught on because it was cheaper than other connectors (and "good enough" for consumer devices). I'm guessing that USB 3.1 is actually Thunderbolt 3 simplified since there's no reason to have 2 specs now that both standards can support consumer and pro devices (the main distinction between USB and Firewire/Thunderbolt in the past).
So why not rollout the device with 3rd party app support (i.e. console functionality) but without the TV service?  Then if/when content providers get on-board, iterate on the hardware (or deliver the functionality via a software update if possible).  Since when does Apple wait for anyone?
 Then there'd be no holdup in the rollout for that type of system (other than technical issues).  These negotiations make it sound like something different.
 But this isn't like the general app store: the only developers who are going to be involved here are the ones contracted by the content providers (likely with the help of Apple) to create channels for their content.  And if the content providers aren't on board, then it doesn't matter.
I simply don't have the desire to argue with people who think that a quick glance down/up at something (and your windshield is still in your peripheral vision) is the same as interacting with a device which requires concentration to see what's on the screen and tap the right spot (potentially multiple times).  The proof is in the accident rate increase due to phone/device usage while driving. But I'm sure many people will waste money on lawsuits which argue every letter of...
 No, I fully understand that you're taking things to an absurd end to try and prove a point.  The trouble is that I see so much stupidity in the world nowadays that I don't even want to put such ideas out there for fear that they'll become something that some people accept as fact and use in lawsuits (this is where the sarcasm is truly lost).  Yes, I've seen those.  I assumed that it's either the passenger in the cop car using them, or the driver only used them when...
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