Apple blames Intel for no USB 3.0 support

By on November 1, 2010, 4:55 PM
An Apple fan recently e-mailed the company's CEO, Steve Jobs, asking about whether there'll be USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) support in Macs soon. "We don't see USB 3 taking off at this time," Jobs reported wrote in a response e-mail, according to 9to5 Mac. "No support from Intel, for example."

SuperSpeed support isn't expected in the core-logic offerings accompanying Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs, which are slated to arrive early next year. USB 3.0 support will instead arrive with Intel chipsets as part of the Chief River platform, expected enter mass production in September 2011 and get a public announcement in January 2012, according to a DigiTimes.

This begs the question: why is Intel not embracing the next version of USB as soon as possible? It's possible that the company is introducing delays on purpose, due to Light Peak. What do you think?


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