Gizmodo reported on October 29 that Apple CEO Steve Jobs took a decided stance on the use of USB 3.0 in Macintosh computers.
Via a story from 9 to 5 Mac, reader Tom Kruk emailed the Apple exec inquiring why USB 3.0 is not available in the Macintosh.
Jobs replied, in one of his characteristic short, to-the-point emails:
“We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.”
Provided that Jobs’ response is authentic, Apple users now have a reason as to why the much-faster USB 3.0 technology has yet to be implemented in the Macintosh line. As with other hardware Apple has used/disposed of in the past (the floppy disk, FireWire, CD drives in MacBook Airs), it would be safe to assume that USB 3.0 will eventually make its debut.
Although it’s disappointing that USB 3.0 is not yet available, the situation appears to be easily remedied by more global support of the technology. Jobs is citing Intel’s lack of support for the reason USB 2.0 is still being used in the Macintosh.
So, who wants to start a letter-writing campaign to Intel requesting USB 3.0? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
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