TechCrunch noted that the size of the 19 pin port is actually similar to Apple’s Thunderbolt port, which the company has decided to feature more prominently in its computers after deciding the ultra fast port would supplant traditional FireWire and Ethernet in the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 09, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –The 1394 Trade Association said today that Apple’s decision to provide a FireWire Thunderbolt adapter for its new and legacy PCs provides an innovative and useful option for a broad range of users.
Just as the calendar rolls over into August, Apple now appears to be making the Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter available in its online store with a 29 price tag and a shipping estimate of 1 3 business days.
As with the new Retina MacBook Pro configuration options, users are experiencing intermittent success in viewing the new adapter in the store, with some users able to view the adapter while others simply see a “page not found” error.
Dutch site One More Thing reported earlier this week [Google translation] that one of its readers had sent an email to Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook asking about the status of the adapter, with Cook simply replying “Tomorrow”, suggesting that Apple would just barely make its July shipping estimate.
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