Originally Posted by newcode
I like the way Tallest refers to the new connector as "Dock Connector 2", as it sounds to me like the sequel to a blockbuster movie.
Dock Connector 2: This time it's personal!
And watch, watch, just you watch, absolutely NO ONE will yell at me for calling it "Dock Connector 2" instead of its "proper name" if it gets called something different.
Almost as though there's a double standard going around that only applies to me and only SOME of the time.
I call it Dock Connector 2 because Apple called it MagSafe 2. There won't ever be a MagSafe 5, so the naming conventions here don't need discussed whatsoever.
Originally Posted by MDJCM
Really? Plenty of people with little foresight thought Apple would make its next flagship product, the new iPhone, only compatible with Thunderbolt so just 7% of the worldwide PC market could sync their phones at home? No way, thats silly.
The implication is not that it would ONLY have Thunderbolt support. The implication is that it would have Thunderbolt support.
…Windows doesnt care enough for it.
No, they're waiting for it to be forced on them by Intel through inclusion in the chipset. Just like…
PS, half the reason USB 3 wasnt added until Jobs passed away is probably that he wanted to push Thunderbolt as a standard. When the rest of Apple took charge, they agreed that wasn't going to happen and finally decided to just push ahead with USB 3.
…Apple waited for USB 3 to be forced on them through inclusion in the chipset. It has nothing to do with Jobs. The "rest of Apple" agreed to nothing, otherwise Thunderbolt would have been removed, not increased.
Thunderbolt is backward compatible with virtually any port. The existence of a dongle is the only barrier.
And finally, every single iPhone being bundled with an expensive 2-headed cable so that a small percentage of iPhone users can sync slightly faster...not gonna happen, USB 3 provides more than enough speed for syncing.
It happened with the iPad for an even smaller percentage of iPod users. Ludicrously smaller percentage, in fact. Not saying it will happen, just that your logic doesn't follow.