Apple working on Thunderbolt for iPhone and iPad?

Anyone who's ever tried backing up an iPhone or iPad knows that it's a pain in the butt — the process is super slow and takes forever. Well, if future iOS devices get a Thunderbolt port, those slow-lane days might be a thing of the past.

A new Apple job listing suggests that Apple might be working on incorporating Thunderbolt ports for its iOS devices. This posting comes off the news that Apple's received a patent for creating a new slimmer 30-pin connector that's compatible with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

By building future iOS devices with Thunderbolt, Apple would be able to significantly boost data read/write speeds as well as output the devices to external displays with the same port. And while there are still very little Thunderbolt-compatible accessories out, Apple's huge iPhone and iPad cult would likely be able to quickly change that.

So bring on the Thunderbolt, I'm sick of USB 2.0 - it's too slow for my iPhone.

Via iPodNN

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