Originally Posted by mrtotes
Does TB make sense yet? How many TB computers are there versus iOS devices? Apple dropped the much faster FireWire when nearly all Macs and a vast number of PCs shipped with it.
Well if they don't start tO do something with TB it will never make sense. A port that never gets used soon dies away.
Personally I'm less bothered about data rates, the WiFi sync whilst the phone charges overnight is fine for most syncs.
It might be fine with you and your use cases but not so much for others. Long slow syncs are a problem even on my IPhone.
I mention iPhone because the port will likely be on a follow on iPhone. My suspicion is that Apple will integrate the TB logic right into the cell phone chip. Likely this will be the mythical A6 processor. This would keep Apple hardware compact. More importantly it might allow use of the port as a master.
Think about this a bit. If iPhone can become the computer on the TB bus then things like Apples new TB monitor take on new capabilities. The monitor would become an iPhone docking station that provides a series of ports for the iPhone.
In case anybody is wondering, yes I think the A6 chip would be powerful enough to drive such a monitor / dock.
I would love to see a more robust and MagSafe connector though.
Yeah that would be a huge improvement over the current connector. MagSafe has to be one of Apples better inventions. The only concern would be its reliability when used in docks.