Undoubtedly the arrival of USB 3.0 interfaces on MacBook mobile computers is a significant step to the future of SuperSpeed peripherals for Mac computers. Delivering up to TEN times the potential performance bandwidth over slower USB 2.0, USB 3.0 promises to provide far better performance for a broad assortment of home computer peripherals. USB3's backward compatibility with existing USB 2.0 components guarantees it will likely be a comparatively effortless change to the high-speed USB 3.0 standard.
Apple Inc. is now shipping USB 3.0 ports on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, and the new Retina Display MacBook Pro products. It's expected that before the end of 2012, Apple will likely also be modifying it's Mac mini and iMac desktop computers to provide USB 3.0 ports. Apple has stated that in early 2013 the Macintosh Pro desktop tower will get a major revision that will feature both ThunderBolt and USB 3.0 port enhancements.
Aside from USB 3.0 cables, cards, and USB device sharing hubs, the USB 3 disk drive market for portable and personal computer file backup drives has already made the change to USB 3.0 interface. A broad variety of SuperSpeed backup solutions are presently available, and that includes things like USB 3.0 memory card readers and extremely fast US3 thumb drives.
A wider range of many other sorts of USB 3.0 Mac computer accessories have yet to reach the marketplace. However, we can look forward to additional gadgets such as USB 3.0 printers and scanners, USB 3.0 HDTV tuners, web cams, and SuperSpeed audio and video recording equipment to reach the market in the months ahead that will be good for both Macintosh and Microsoft Windows users as USB 3.0 adoption explodes across the computer sphere.