In macOS, Sierra found mention of faster USB port

Apple computers also support USB 3.1 in 2015, when there was a MacBook with only one port. Updated in 2016, the model of the computer supports USB 3.1 gen. USB 3.1 Gen 1 also known as SuperSpeed USB, in fact it is the renamed USB 3.0 is capable of transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. There is reason to believe that the upcoming MacBook will support the second generation of USB 3.1.

The maximum data transfer speed of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and 10 Gbit/s. This standard is also referred to as SuperSpeed + USB. None of the Apple devices available at the moment, does not support this new standard. However, the mention of support of this standard could find in the latest beta version of macOS Sierra.

Here is an example of the same information from OS X Yosemite:

And so it is in macOS Sierra:

You can see the mention of the name SuperSpeed+, the reference to the support data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.

Since the release of macOS Sierra scheduled for the autumn, and in the current lineup of Apple products do not have computers with support for USB 3.1 Gen 2, it is necessary to assume that the support of the standard will appear in the soon to be released computers.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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