The FireWire port was first developed by Apple and released in 1995 on Mac. Since. Apple was the most advanced form of PC. FireWire gained immense popularity. It took a couple of years, but consumer electronics began using FireWire to appeal to the industry that connected video and sound equipment to their Macs. It was also praised for its speed of data transfer. FireWire also won the 2001 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award.
USB, which came around the same time, has gradually ousted FireWire from all electronic devices. Initially, it was nearly impossible to transfer digitized video via USB because it was too slow. With the release of USB 2.0, USB appeared
better and made FireWire disappear in the PC industry. USB is now fast. universal and you can actually charge devices like cell phones and iPods through a USB port.
In fact. the big win for USB also happened because it gradually took over the functions of all other ports that were available on the PC in those days--serial. parallel, PS/2, etc. Most of the newer generation today wouldn't have even heard of these ports because all they see today is USB connectiivty for most PC accessories and consumer electronic devices. That's the power of USB'