2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2010 7:20 AM by r3ntura
Chugalug63 Level 1 (10 points)
I know it will downgrade to 2.0 ... but I wonder if it has support for it?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Early 09 3.06 4gig Nvidia 512 1 TB
  • mdcosta911 Level 1 (10 points)
    Doubt it, too new technology.. even if it did, wouldn't they have to sell separate iTunes cables with 3.0 compatibility? Not completely 100% sure.. Oh well sounds good though if it does.
  • r3ntura Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple wouldn't need to ship separate cables since the USB 3.0 standard implements backward compatibility with USB 2.0. So if Apple were to ship a USB-3.0-ready cable with the iPhone 4, we can still use it to connect our 2G/3G/3GS devices. We just won't be getting that wonderful high speed connectivity of USB 3.0, at least not until the iPhone has the hardware to support it.

    I also doubt that we'll see such support anytime soon, at least not until the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. Not to mention, the Mac product lines haven't yet been refreshed to include USB 3.0. I don't think Steve would be particularly happy with the notion of iPhone/MAC users being strapped because of USB technology, so it wouldn't make sense to include USB 3.0 with the iPhone 4 if Mac users can't take advantage of it.

    No matter what, there's definitely a lot of exciting things to come.