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  What Is FireWire (and How Best to Use It)
Subject:   Apple Phasing Out Firewire
Date:   2005-07-27 20:04:54
From:   cjunkie
I have heard the that Apple was giving up on Firewire technology and moving to USB 2.0 instead. Can anyone verify this?



CJ

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Apple Phasing Out Firewire
    2005-07-27 20:13:40  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi!

    The recent rumors of Apple abandoning FireWire started because of the inclusion of USB 2 cables and chargers instead of FireWire ones with the latest iPod models.

    As far as I know, this was done in order to ease compatibility with Windows machines that do not all feature FireWire ports. Apple's commitment with FireWire on other projects (including the Core OS and in the HD Video field) does not seem to indicate that the technology is being phased out in any way on the contrary.

    Of course, I am not aware of Apple's internal plans that goes without saying but all seems to indicate FireWire is alive and kicking!

    FJ
    • Apple Phasing Out Firewire
      2005-07-28 00:45:12  cjunkie [View]

      Thanks for the reply

      I really like the firewire technology, so I'm glad there's a good chance Apple will be sticking with it.


      CJ