Firewire2 in July

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
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FireWire backers are not resting on their early speed lead; a new version of the technology is on the horizon that will transmit data at 800mbps--enough to transfer the contents of an entire CD in just seconds.

"By the end of the year, you will see it on at least one computer with 1394b and on consumer electronics products from a major manufacturer in Japan," said James Snider, executive director of the 1394 Trade Association. (1394 and 1394b are the technical names of the standards, while FireWire is the retail name. Sony, however, brands the standard as iLink.)

The new FireWire will likely be shown off at MacWorld in July, according to sources close to the company.


The 1394 trade association is a reliable enough source, I would hope. Anyone have an idea what the "consumer electronics products from a major manufacturer in Japan" will be?


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