MacBook Pro and USB 3.0 availability?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Syntaxhead, May 21, 2010.

  1. Syntaxhead

    Syntaxhead MDL Novice

    May 20, 2010
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    I would like to buy the MacBook Pro but I do not want to purchase it now because USB 3.0 is not available on it. Does anyone know Apple expects to release the MacBook Pro wiith USB 3.0?
     
  2. olegpronin

    olegpronin MDL Junior Member

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    I think it should be, but they never said that they will add USB 3.0.
     
  3. 1bit

    1bit MDL Novice

    Oct 18, 2009
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    The next update for sure...

    check these articles:

    appleinsider.com/articles/10/07/16/apples_updated_mac_pro_imac_rumored_to_have_usb_3_0_faster_firewire.html

    macrumors.com/2010/07/16/usb-3-0-and-faster-firewire-in-next-mac-pro-imac/
     
  4. doubtfm

    doubtfm MDL Novice

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    not in the nearest future i think, if you want a mac, usb 3.0 will be a problem for you, use firewire instead
     
  5. mackpr

    mackpr MDL Novice

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    LaCie has a solution for MBP 17" Unibody or any old MBP with ExpressCard34 slot:
    google for USB 3.0 ExpressCard34 for Mac
    maclife com/article/reviews/lacie_usb_30_expresscard34_review
     
  6. johnkeates

    johnkeates MDL Novice

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    It has thunderbolt, which has a convertor to USB3. That is pretty stupid, because USB3 is slow, compared to thunderbolt. Oh, and USB3 devices are quite scarce, so USB3 = FAIL. Even the slower FireWire 800 is better.
     
  7. weinter

    weinter MDL Senior Member

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    #7 weinter, Mar 5, 2011
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    Come on you don't brick/discontinue old stuff just because you want to push your new stuff to sell.
    Apple can afford to do that because everyone of their customers kisses their feet.
    USB 3.0 provides backward compatibility with USB 2.0 and the amount of USB devices out there makes it very important.
    But OEMs with business partners can't offend clients by breaking backward compatibility.
    Have you also considered the cost to implement completely new ports and standards?
    Not to mention if the performance increase is worth the cost of developing new ports and standards.
    And don't mention Firewire, it makes me laugh.