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Topic: Thunderbolt

Next-gen USB connector a reversible challenge to Apple's Thunderbolt & Lightning

12/04/2013, 01:12 pm

The USB Implementers Forum on Wednesday announced that the USB 3.1 specification will bring with it a new style of connector that can be plugged in in any orientation and will support future USB technologies like USB Power Delivery, high-speed data transfer, and video-over-USB.


Corning gains Intel approval for all-optical Thunderbolt cables

09/11/2013, 07:09 pm

At the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday, Corning announced that its Thunderbolt Optical Cables are the first completely optical fiber products to receive Intel's certification.


Intel on Thunderbolt: Our goal is quality, more compatible accessories on the way

05/31/2013, 03:05 pm

Intel pushed back on Friday against allegations that it was the company's own policies that have hindered the wider adoption of Thunderbolt beyond Apple's Mac lineup, with the chipmaker saying that until now it has been more focused on the quality of its partners' devices, rather than quantity.


Intel's grip on Thunderbolt keeps accessories off the market

05/28/2013, 12:05 pm

While Apple has integrated Intel's Thunderbolt connection standard in every model of Mac the company has introduced since 2011, the technology has yet to truly take off in the computer industry, and one report says it is languishing due to Intel's tight controls over the standard.


Apple fixes Thunderbolt target disk mode in software update

05/09/2013, 04:05 pm

Apple on Thursday released a software update for its Thunderbolt firmware for Mac, adding a stability fix for Mac owners using the fast I/O protocol in Target Disk Mode.


Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock for Mac now shipping for $299

04/30/2013, 08:04 am

The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock, first announced in January of 2012, is now available for purchase for $299, more than a year after the Mac accessory was unveiled.


Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 4K resolution support, 20Gbps speeds coming in 2014

04/08/2013, 05:04 pm

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Intel on Monday announced the next-generation of Thunderbolt transfer technology, which promises to bring data transfer speeds up to 20-gigabits per second, a doubling over existing Thunderbolt hardware.


Thunderbolt still a 'niche' due to Intel licensing requirements

01/15/2013, 01:01 pm

A number of factors have played a part in the small selection of available Thunderbolt accessories, but the most significant may be Intel's lengthy licensing and certification process.


Apple debuts shorter 0.5m Thunderbolt cable, cuts price of 2m version

01/09/2013, 04:01 pm

Apple on Wednesday quietly released a shorter 0.5-meter version of its first-party Thunderbolt cable while shaving $10 off the price of the original 2-meter iteration that first debuted in 2011.


Corning's Thunderbolt and USB 'Optical Cables' transmit data over hundreds of feet

01/08/2013, 02:01 am

Making good on a promise to unveil new interconnect products at CES, Gorilla Glass producer Corning on Monday revealed optical Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables that can transfer data over hundreds of feet.


SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to rival Thunderbolt speeds in 2014

01/07/2013, 07:01 pm

The newest version of the ubiquitous universal serial bus protocol is primed to get a performance boost in 2014, with data transfer speeds doubling to 10 gigabits per second while maintaining backwards compatibility with the huge existing USB ecosystem.


Corning's third-gen Gorilla Glass could be bound for next iPhone, iPad

01/03/2013, 06:01 pm

Glassmaker Corning on Thursday announced Gorilla Glass 3, a stronger, more scratch resistant version of the current substrate used in the display of Apple's iPhone and iPad lines of mobile devices.


Matrox DS1 is 'world's first' Thunderbolt docking station

12/16/2012, 11:12 pm

Although the high speed Thunderbolt protocol was introduced with Apple's MacBook Pro line in March 2011, products have been slow to reach consumers, but Matrox looks to change that with its DS1 docking station.


B&H offering $120 off WD 6TB My Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive

12/11/2012, 11:12 am

AppleInsider partner B&H is currently offering Western Digital's 6-terabyte My Thunderbolt Duo Dual-Drive Storage System for $479 with free shipping. That's $120 off the regular price of $599 while supplies last. The accessory comes with dual Thunderbolt ports capable of up to 10 Gb/s data transfer rates.


Thunderbolt Firmware Update fixes MacBook Pro, cable issues

11/27/2012, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released Thunderbolt Firmware Update v1.1, which patches a problem that caused some MacBook Pros and Thunderbolt cables to experience malfunctions when connecting to a bus-powered peripheral.


Apple Store now carries Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

08/01/2012, 07:08 am

The Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter for newer Thunderbolt-equipped Macs is now available for $29 at Apple's online store.


Apple releases new Thunderbolt software update after boot problems

06/18/2012, 11:06 pm

Apple has released an update to its Thunderbolt software after reports arose that the previous version was causing boot-related problems for some Mac users.


New Mac Pros rumored with 8-core Xeon E5 CPUs, Thunderbolt & USB 3.0

06/07/2012, 08:06 am

Apple's anticipated Mac Pro update will feature Intel Xeon E5 series processors with either six or eight cores, as well as native support for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.


Matrox Thunderbolt dock turns MacBooks into desktops for $249

06/03/2012, 07:06 pm

Matrox on Sunday unveiled its new DS1 Thunderbolt docking station, which allows users to add multiple peripherals like an HDMI display, a full-size keyboard and a mouse to a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac or PC for $249.


Genesys tapped to supply USB 3.0 chips for Apple's MacBook Air

05/14/2012, 08:05 am

In a sign that Apple plans to adopt USB 3.0 in addition to Thunderbolt on its MacBook lineup, the company is said to have inked a deal with Genesys Logic for USB 3.0 card reader controller chips.