7532 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2010 7:20 AM by r3ntura
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.