“This week, on its official corporate hiring site, Apple posted a listing for a new full-time vacancy in the role of ‘Thunderbolt Software Quality Engineer,'” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The latest job posting joins two other recent Thunderbolt-related hirings, suggesting Apple is hard at work to expand the presence of the high-speed port co-developed with Intel,” Hughes reports. “In addition to a second software quality engineer, Apple is also looking to add an employee for the role of Thunderbolt Firmware/Software Engineer.”
Hughes reports, “The desired candidate for the firmware position would also have experience with ARM processors. That could be a sign that Apple plans to include Thunderbolt technology in future versions of the iPhone or iPad, allowing ultra-fast syncing with a Mac.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If Apple hadn’t dumped FireWire way back when (in order to be compatible with the antiquities found in PC-land), we wouldn’t be facing such ridiculously long syncing times with our iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices today. It’s been painful for quite awhile. We fondly remember our FireWire iPods and how quickly we could fill 40GB. Thanks so much, PC luddites, for consigning us to US-fscking-B for so long. Bring on the speed, Apple!
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