By Christian Zibreg on Jan 9, 2013
As is the case with the new Lightning I/O, part of the reason why Apple’s official Thunderbolt cable costs fifty bucks is the authentication chip and electronics inside the connector on each end of the cable. So if you’re in the market for a Thunderbolt cable, there’s some good news: Apple has generously slashed the price of the 2-meter Thunderbolt cable by ten bucks, from $49 to $39. And in order to appeal even more to price-conscious buyers, the company is adding a new 0.5-meter cable to the mix, priced at $29… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 5, 2012
Multiple patent applications by Apple were published by the US Patent and Trademark Office this morning. Three of the inventions revolve around Thunderbolt technology, and one in particular stands out: iOS device support.
Apple introduced Thunderbolt, an I/O platform that transfers data 20x faster than USB 2.0, last year in both its desktop and laptop computer lines. And now it looks like it could be bringing the tech to its popular mobile products… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2011
There’s been all sorts of mutters, speculations, and guesses surrounding the next iPhone. Some of the ideas sound great, while others sound pretty terrible.
Needless to say I think we all have our own personal wish list of things that we would like to see on the next iPhone, so I thought I’d share with you a few of mine. Obviously, these are just wishes, not necessarily realities, but hey, it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?
My first wish for the next iPhone is none other than… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 6, 2011
A new and interesting patent reveals a very interesting possibility for future iDevices. Apple’s current proprietary connection technology has been in need of an update for a long time, and technologies like MagSafe have been considered as a replacement.
The current 30-pin connector is present on all of Apple’s mobile devices. And, apparently, Apple is looking to upgrade the 30-pin architecture with multiple connection technologies… Read More
By Alex Heath on Feb 25, 2011
Apple recently introduced a new connection technology dubbed “Thunderbolt.” In Apple’s MacBook Pro refresh, the Thunderbolt port has been added as a new wired connection architecture that Apple hopes will unify its connection technologies.
The key feature for the Thunderbolt architecture is speed. Thunderbolt promises to be lighting fast (pardon the pun) and offer incredible speeds for data transfers. The need for Thunderbolt is evident for the desktop, but it’s not a stretch to imagine that Thunderbolt could eventually make its way to iOS devices.