May not carry the same name.
Apple and Intel’s joint venture into a new high-speed connection technology called LightPeak has been much awaited since it was announced 2009. While the launch seemed to have been pushed back to 2012, a new source at CNET suggest that Apple may in fact reveal it much sooner and with a different name.
LightPeak is about twice as fast as USB 3.0, with speeds upto 10GB/s. That means that a full-length Blu-ray movie can be transfered in less than 30 seconds. The technology will act as a single connector, replacing the need for multiple wires for monitors, external drives, internal components, scanners, printers, etc. The technology was initially tested on fiber optics but the companies decided to go with copper-based solution due to practical reasons.
It is not clear if LightPeak will be packed in with Apple’s upcoming lineup MacBook Pros.