1) I'm sure the docking station thingy was an Intel prototype, not for sale. I'm sure that any future docking stations will run the gamut for pricing, based on who manufactures it and what it's features are.How much is that docking station thingy going to be that you will need to have in order to connect up the new format cable to a firewire audio interfaces and hard drives?
I'm guessing you didn't check the MacBook Pro page, and didn't realize that they still include a FireWire port.And it'll be one more thing for laptop users to have to schlep around.
Well, if you checked out the Thunderbird page: http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/I'm really not trying to be a luddite here but what do you see the real world uses for thunderbolt to be for audio users?
Dude, you've got me totally pumped Thanks for the insights. I had originally just skimmed through the Apple pages quickly, and my first reaction was "great, another new format to deal with". But I can see this is really the start of something new and big. My four year old Macbook is still a trusty old soldier; I'm not quite ready to trade up yet either. But I can see there will be exciting time ahead!But I think this technology is the "USB of the decade" and we're going to see this becoming ubiquitous.