Steve Jobs: No plans for USB 3.0 on Macs

We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time says Apple boss

By Nick Spence, Macworld U.K. |  Hardware, Apple, USB 3.0

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs reportedly has no plans to add USB 3.0 connectivity to Macs any day soon.

Replying to Mac user Tom Kruk in an email, the outspoken Apple boss wrote: "We don't see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example."

Mac users will be missing out, for now at least. According to PCWorld the speed benefits of USB 3.0 are clear.

"The real-world examples are fairly convincing - and underscore USB 3.0's advantage for high-def video, music, and digital imaging applications," PCWorld's Melissa J. Perenson noted earlier this year.

"The theoretical throughput improvement offered by USB 3.0 is dramatic - a theoretical 10X jump over existing USB 2.0 hardware. USB 2.0 maxed out at a theoretical 480Mbps, while USB 3.0 can theoretically handle up to 5Gbps."

Intel meanwhile, are expected to roll out USB 3.0 sometime in 2011.

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