This morning Intel detailed its latest Thunderbolt 4 standard, which will offer support for PCIe data speeds of up to 32 Gb/s, double the speed from before. Thunderbolt 4 will also offer up to 40 gigabits per second speeds like Thunderbolt 3.
Questions remained about the future of Thunderbolt for Apple’s upcoming Macs, especially after the company plans to depart from Intel chips and release its first Apple silicon Mac later this year.
Now, in a statement to TechCrunch, Apple has responded it will continue to support Thunderbolt in its future silicon Macs.
“Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop Thunderbolt, and today our customers enjoy the speed and flexibility it brings to every Mac. We remain committed to the future of Thunderbolt and will support it in Macs with Apple silicon,” said a company spokesperson.