No USB 3.0 for Apple Products “At this time”

Steve Jobs has responded to a customer email asking about the availability of USB 3.0 on future devices, and the news is pretty disappointing.

We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.

USB 3.0 would allow devices to transfer files ~10x faster (though benchmarks show that real-world speeds are about half that), which would be extremely nice for syncing your iDevice. Apple will eventually support 3.0, but it is a bit of a bummer to hear that it may be a while from now.

[9 to 5 Mac]

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