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Intel adopts 40Gb per SECOND USB-C plug for Thunderbolt 3.0

Phil W

Square peg round hole

This sounds like a recipe for confusion to me.

A new Thunderbolt device using a USB Type C connector could perhaps be converted back to an old Thunderbolt connector, but what about the backward compatibility to DisplayPort and FireWire?

A new USB device using a USB Type C connector could be converted back to a USB 2.0 or 3.x connector, but not to a Thunderbolt/DisplayPort/FireWire connector.

Would it not make more sense to include the Thunderbolt feature set in USB 3.1, but not call it Thunderbolt at all and avoid any confusion.

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