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Thread: Apollo Twin USB 3.0 Why no Compatibility for Mac users ??!!!

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    Apollo Twin USB 3.0 Why no Compatibility for Mac users ??!!!

    at first I was really happy seeing an UBS 3.0 version of the apollo. I thought ok I will buy me an USB 3.0 PCIe expansion Card for my Mac Pro But now I'm really dissapointet and pissed off that is windows only..!!!

    Why don't they make an audio interface what is compatible on BOTH plattforms like other manufacturers ??! Is this so difficult?
    Apollo Twin USB 3.0 Why no Compatibility for Mac users ??!!! How stupid and ignorand is this ??!!

    I looking for a long time to get me an Apollo Interface but I don't have the money to buy me extra a new Mac Pro with TB !!
    So did they ever think off the old Mac users here ??!

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    MY thoughts as well, would like to hear from UA about this

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    This was discussed in another thread already. Why? Any Mac out there (almost) that comes with USB3 also has thunderbolt. The exception would be to add a USB3 card into an older mac pro but other than that USB3 is much less efficient/desirable to thunderbolt. I honestly still also see the USB Apollos as just a stop gap until Thunderbolt is actually out there on more motherboards and officially supported in windows.
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    And I do sympathize with the older Mac Pro stuff ... but the world is moving on. Sadly I retired my Mac Pro rig in favour of newer technology (iMac 5k) and don't regret it at all.
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    What's wrong with a FireWire Apollo? You don't have to buy a card for FireWire 800.


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    Quote Originally Posted by darecordbreakaz View Post
    What's wrong with a FireWire Apollo? You don't have to buy a card for FireWire 800.
    As it stands today, Console 2 is still not available for firewire, right? So, that.
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    Actually the thunderbolt-only thing has been what's stopped me from buying one of the Apollo Duos. I still use a Mac Pro for my home studio, and have a thunderbolt Macbook Pro, but if I'm gonna buy more UA stuff, it has to work for both. The Mac Pro has a USB 3 card. It can never support thunderbolt.
    I guess that's all just FYI, in case there's some UA people reading.
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    the apollo twin is not available with firewire so TB only! And this is a philosophy from UA that I really don't like and want to complain about that !!!
    Make your Interfaces comaptible with ALL Mac & PC's out there like nearly any other Company did..

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    what ? no support for mac , unbelievable , this was the perfect card for cross platforming
    this is not a smart move by UA
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    Confused indeed!
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