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Topic: Thunderbolt

Windows PC makers demonstrate Thunderbolt support for 2012 debut

09/14/2011, 04:09 pm

PC makers Acer and Asustek have joined Apple in announcing support for Intel's Thunderbolt high speed data interconnect, saying they will add the technology to PCs next year.

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Apple releases MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1 with Thunderbolt Display support

09/12/2011, 05:09 pm

Apple has issued an firmware update for new MacBook Air models that contains enabling support for the as yet unavailable new Thunderbolt Display.

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Apple shipping first Thunderbolt Displays to stores, resellers

09/06/2011, 08:09 pm

A pair of new reports suggest Apple is shipping its new 27-inch Thunderbolt Display to its retail stores and resellers this week, while individual pre-orders are said to have shipping estimates of Sept. 15.

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Rumor: Apple investigating USB 3.0 for Macs ahead of Intel

09/01/2011, 10:09 pm

A new report claims Apple has continued to investigate implementing USB 3.0 in its Mac computers independent of Intel's plans to eventually support USB 3.0 at the chipset level.

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Apple may add DisplayPort to its new mobile chips for iOS devices

08/16/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple has posted a new job listing for a signal integrity and power integrity manager to join its team that builds custom chips for use in future mobile products, asking for experience in working with interface standards including DisplayPort.

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New MacBook Air using smaller, cheaper Thunderbolt chip

07/28/2011, 07:07 pm

New MacBook Air models use a smaller, cheaper Thunderbolt controller that limits them to using a single external display while consuming less space on the logic board.

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Teardown of Apple's new Mac Mini shows optical drive ditched for second HDD option

07/21/2011, 08:07 pm

A teardown of Apple's just-released Mac Mini reveals a similar design to the previous generation, though with the addition of the new processor, Thunderbolt controller and Bluetooth 4.0, while the company's decision to remove the optical drive made room for a second storage drive.

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Apple's new MacBook Airs to bring back backlit keyboards - sources

07/12/2011, 02:07 am

With the release of new models later this month, Apple is set to reinstate a feature to its MacBook Airs that went missing when the company overhauled the ultra-thin notebooks into more cost-affordable products late last year, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple's new Thunderbolt cable sports internal firmware, transceivers

06/29/2011, 09:06 pm

A teardown of Apple's just-released $49 Thunderbolt cable has revealed an "active cable" with transceiver chips on each end.

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Early Thunderbolt tests find blazing speeds with bootable external drives

06/29/2011, 07:06 pm

Newly published results show Apple's newly adopted Thunderbolt technology blows FireWire 800 out of the water with data transfer speeds to an external RAID system at 700MB/s.

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Supply of Apple's white MacBook severely constrained ahead of Lion debut

06/29/2011, 10:06 am

Availability of Apple's current $999 white MacBook, built with hardware that is now getting long in the tooth, has become constrained, potentially signaling a forthcoming update to the entry-level notebook.

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Apple releases $49 Thunderbolt cable, offers external RAID systems

06/28/2011, 08:06 am

Apple on Tuesday added a new $49 Thunderbolt high-speed data cable to its online store, as well as a handful of external RAID storage options starting at $999.

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Sony announces first non-Mac 'Thunderbolt' laptop coming to Europe in July

06/28/2011, 12:06 am

Sony on Tuesday took the wraps off a redesigned VAIO Z laptop, which is scheduled to arrive in Europe at the end of July and will feature a proprietary version of Intel's Thunderbolt technology. Meanwhile, Apple has issued a firmware update to improve Thunderbolt performance.

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LaCie demos "Little Big Disk" Thunderbolt SSD drive coming this summer

06/24/2011, 09:06 pm

Peripheral and storage maker LaCie's Thunderbolt and Solid-State Drive "Little Big Disk" is coming this summer, with one hands-on preview demonstrating read speeds of 827 MB per second.

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High costs limiting adoption of Apple's AirPlay and Thunderbolt technologies

06/24/2011, 06:06 pm

High overhead costs associated with adding Apple's new AirPlay and Thunderbolt technologies to devices are serving to limit adoption of those emerging standards by both Apple and third-party hardware manufacturers, according to a report which AppleInsider can corroborate.

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Rumor: Final Cut Pro X on sale, third-party Thunderbolt products unveiled next week

06/14/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple may appeal to its high-end video production customers next week with the release of Final Cut Pro X on the Mac App Store, as well as the announcement of new third-party products that will take advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt port found on new Macs, according to a new rumor.

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Thunderbolt trademark rights will be transferred from Apple to Intel

05/20/2011, 10:05 am

Though Apple originally filed for ownership of the "Thunderbolt" trademark associated with its new high-speed data port, the rights will be transferred to Intel, the company with which it cooperatively developed the new standard.

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Apple, not Intel, filed for Thunderbolt trademark

05/18/2011, 09:05 pm

Counter to early indications that Intel already owned the trademark for the Thunderbolt high-speed I/O technology, recently discovered applications with the U.S. and Canadian trademark offices reveal that Apple has filed for the mark.

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Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt MacBook Airs coming in June or July

05/18/2011, 01:05 am

A new report claims that Apple's supply chain will begin shipments of new MacBook Air models upgraded to include Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect later this month in preparation for a June or July launch.

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HP exec dismisses Apple and Intel's Thunderbolt in favor of USB 3.0

05/17/2011, 10:05 am

PC maker Hewlett-Packard reportedly looked at the new high-speed Thunderbolt port created by Intel and Apple, but has decided for now to stick with USB 3.0.

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