Thunderbolt-equipped Mac: You’re so going to want this

“With the recently updated iMac and MacBook pro lines receiving Thunderbolt updates, nearly half of Apple’s Mac fleet has now made the transition to the new technology,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP.

“The next Mac on the update roadmap is the Mac mini,” Reschke writes. “But regardless of which Mac is next, Thunderbolt is an absolute game changer, and here’s why:”

1. Thunderbolt is a quantum leap in throughput.
2. Thunderbolt is going to drive demand of SSD external storage.
3. Devices are going to quickly adopt Thunderbolt.
4. One cable, one pipe, one chain.

Reschke writes, “Oh, one more thing. Intel’s developed Thunderbolt and is supporting the technology in all of their forthcoming designs, but has very little motivation to support USB 3.0. Any questions? Didn’t think so. You’re so going to want this.”

Much more in the full article here.

37 Comments

  1. “4. One cable, one pipe, one chain.”

    I’ll believe that if it is still around in ten years and magically becomes the de-facto standard on every peripheral device I already own. For everyone who can’t afford to buy all new peripherals Apple is simply preaching heavenly platitudes.

    Like the rest of the peons in this world, unless I win a lottery or something, I’m stuck using USB, Ethernet, FW400, FW800, DVI, ADC, Displayport, and Mini DVI, via a myriad of adapters to connect all my different aged Apple devices and peripherals. And no, I don’t want to buy yet another overpriced adapter just to connect to a ThunderBolt output.

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