There is plenty of Thunderbolt-related news coming from the Apple side of things today. Thunderbolt, as you may know, is a new type of port that's gaining support through all of Apple's new computers (to be clear, not all computers have the ports, but every computer that has been updated since Thunderbolt's introduction has added the new port.).
Here's some of what Apple's website has added:
Thunderbolt's data transfer is fast, and apparently speed comes at a cost. A two-meter cable will run you $50 bucks in the states. That's quite a bit. Still, it's new technology and if memory serves us correctly, USB wasn't exactly cheap when it debuted, either. Of course, most users don't have a need for this kind of data transfer, unless they're video editors or something.
This is an update for users who have Macs with Thunderbolt. It's just meant to provide some performance fixes. If your computer has the port, you may want to do the update.
We want one of these. I can't speak for the rest of iSmashPhone, but I don't even have a computer with Thunderbolt, and this thing costs way more than my computer did. Still, I want that! I don't know why. It would just feel awesome to say "Here's six terabytes of storage!"
4) High Capacity Looks Good Next to a Mac Pro (See anything Wrong With This Picture?)
Apple's website has the fancy Pegasus RAID system pictured next to their current Thunderbolt-equipped Macs: The MacBook Pro, the iMac and the Mac Pro…wait, the Mac Pro doesn't have a Thunderbolt port. Well, Apple is no doubt counting on releasing a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac Pro. That's the computer it would probably make the most sense on right now. At least we know they're working on it. And when they release it, their web guy doesn't have to update this part of the site (spotted by 9to5mac).
What do you think of Thunderbolt?
Thunderbolt is fairly new. The data transfer is insanely fast. Still, it's not what most of us need. Those folks who regularly transfer large files would benefit from this though. To those who do want to make use of it, what do you think? Is it as reliable as you'd like? Fast? Let us know in the comments.