Looks like Apple's Mac computers will not get USB 3.0 anytime soon:
Apple head Steve Jobs is famous for answering customer emails personally, if only occasionally. His latest correspondence is getting quite a bit of attention because it addresses why Apple has held back on incorporating USB 3.0 in new products. According to 9 to 5 Mac, one of its readers asked Jobs why he couldn't order a Mac with SuperSpeed USB connectivity and received the following reply:
We don’t see USB 3 taking off at this time. No support from Intel, for example.
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Re: Macs will not get USB 3.0 anytime soon by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 03 2010 @ 01:44:09 CET
The lack of support from Intel is just idiocy on their part, no need for Apple to demonstrate they are just as incapable of advancing technology. Intel is proof the hundreds of billions of dollars can't buy brains enough to make a $5 chip that is 10x as fast as the last generation.
Now Apple is proving just how happy a world it is when you are locked into your hardware based on what Apple decides is good or bad for you. Isn't choice great? Oh wait, if you weren't with Apple you'd have choice...