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You're comparing apples to celery and toothpaste here.   Thunderbolt is not meant to do what USB3 does.  It's purpose is as an extremely high bandwidth port that can transmit data for both PCIe and DisplayPort.  You can run many peripherals (multiple displays, storage with any port format, audio and video) over a single Thunderbolt connection.   If you think of USB3 as a good front water spigot (and USB2 as a bathroom faucet) Thunderbolt is like a connection that can send...
 Hey Loren.  Don't know for certain (don't own one), but I haven't heard that, and a quick look over at Amazon reviews has one from 8/26/14 that says theirs is half speed.  Also current reviews are saying it still isn't providing bus power.  It's always possible to get a piece of old-ish stock on something but you'd think that if a fix for either of these was in the offing these users would have them by this date.  I would think that they have enough of a backlog of these...
 Also, for me, Belkin botched the last model, releasing it with half speed USB without mentioning it until everyone else did, and then not handing this major point either by reflecting it in the price or any info explaining why it shouldn't dissuade us.   The previous version was nuts at its going price right up until this reduction.  At $300 I'm sure CalDigit will soon release a more attractive updated dock in that range.
   Sure, but unless I'm missing something just the task of creating an album by browsing through the images is needlessly complicated because everything over a month old is lumped together until you create an album.  And assuming there are a lot of times when I want to find a certain picture that isn't special enough to have been put in an album I still should create one for it anyway.  Basically everything you want to not be part of the sum of all your devices and iCloud...
 Sort of.  But recently added only shows me the past 30 days.   Beyond that I can't see any way to browse them in the same manner.   And if I want to use a commonly accessed picture not added within the post month it means a trip down to the bottom to access the Years, Moments, etc, and then all of the shared images are mixed in with the ones taken on the device.    I'm seeing how it's easy to deal with recent images but once it's 30 days it seems to be a different story...
 If you were trying to use it with IOS8 or 10.9.5 you did  :   )   (until DropBox issued updates a week later)
 If you look at its entire history of online user services there are at least as many stumbles as smooth times.  Even iTools .Mac and MobileMe, which made money for Apple, were somewhere between promising and half-baked until halfway through MobileMe.  Some of the most popular and functional parts (like iDisk) were puzzlingly abandoned in favor of replacements that were more needlessly confusing and buggier than what 3rd parties were by then offering.  There was a big gap...
 Which is wrong?  I've spent enough time on ios8 to know my way around the changes and I'm not updating my own devices while it's the only option.  Doesn't work for me.  It's as much a less ideal way of having image management, for me, as 7 was compared to OS X.   Camera Roll wasn't perfect but this is less so.  Could I get used to it if I had to?  Of course.  Sure does contribute to my sense that Apple is still putting form over function in certain areas they would be...
   I should have written "perceived as questionably priced" as that's what I meant.  They're generally expensive and without making any statement about if what they deliver matches the price they weren't really a product that had to worry about that before.  If you wanted it you bought it, and their success is undeniable.  There definitely is somewhat of a parallel to Apple there  But I've not seen the "perceived" more expensive audio experience as something Apple has a...
 That's very true, but the purchase of a hardware line, especially one that's impossible to sell at it's current price points to the casual Apple buyer,  didn't make as much sense synergistically as the music service, with whatever intellectual property/personnel/momentum it had.  For me the biggest reason to think so is that Apple needs a boost in their music services to keep the new rivals at bay over the next five years, they don't need a questionably priced headphone...
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