The ground waves are vibrating about a whole new workflow scheme in movie editing and production. Somewhere in the middle of this is the patent that just surfaced that includes daisy chaining via a 30 pin standard connector with Thunderbolt technology concepts. Apple has been known to include new hardware in products that are activated with later release of major software upgrades. Multitasking, file management were examples in iPad last year.
Is it just possible that the circuits are already in place in iPad2 and the next major iOS release will activate new data transfer speed upgrades with the simple addition of a new connector adapter. This could revolutionize data transfer with one port from iPad to the many ports in legacy usage that everyone still wants to be able to use. ???