The new IEEE 1394 standards will use the same connectors as FireWire 800 and will be fully compatible with the previous standard. TG Daily's got the scoop:
Down the road, it is expected that IEEE 1394 will scale up to 6.4 Gb/s.
Firewire and i.Link desperately need the upgrade in order to remain competitive with USB, which will receive an upgrade to 4.8 Gb/s in version 3.0.
The IEEE says the IEEE 1394-2008 spec will become available in October. The USB 3.0 spec is expected to be published by the end of this year.
Which leaves only one question: USB 3.0, or FireWire? Make your case in TalkBack.