Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by iRun, Nov 5, 2007.
why did apple switch to ONLY using usb for ipods? doesnt firewire have faster transfer rates??
pcs don't have FireWire
not sure, seems like firewire got lost in the mix...kinda like beta videos Please Register or Log in to view images
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That was a pretty general statement but pretty much correct. All PCs have USB. Very few have IEEE1394
right, not all do.. my dell 4700c has one.. but my laptop doesnt
obviously PC can add them, but a lot do not come by default. When I got mine a couple of years ago I had to buy and install a firewire port. Most people will not or can not go that far. Apple is all about catering to the low end users who need to "just plug it in".
fireware should be a basic feature all-around.. pc or mac
Oddly enough, of the three laptops I have sitting here (all Dell) only the oldest (about 5 years old) has Firewire. None of my desktops had it by default.
well, im just wondering why they dont make it compatible with BOTH. for those of us that CAN use firewire, do, and for the poor souls stuck with a windows machine can use usb 2.0..
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