Next-Generation Macs May Offer USB 3.0, FireWire 3200
FireWire isn't discussed much these days, although the original IEEE1394a (FireWire 400) standard is fairly common, even on consumer PC's. Apple has generally ignored FireWire for the last few years, including the interface on high-end systems would be a significant step. Even if the FireWire rumors don't pan out, we're hoping for USB 3 ports on the next generation of Macintosh systems. Granted, it'll still be awhile before the iPod and iPhone are updated to take advantage of the new standard, but the speed advantages of USB 3 are enormously useful if you do any sort of external data transfer.