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As the drum continues to beat for updated MacBook Pros to be released on Thursday, the new notebooks are said to possibly contain capabilities for new Light Peak technology from Intel. That spec may have a great chance of coming to fruition, as Intel is planning on rolling out the technology on Thursday as well, one that Apple is likely to adopt, according to an industry source who is familiar with the details of the event.
Intel had released a statement to the media today saying that they would be in San Francisco on Thursday to "host a…press briefing to discuss a new technology that is about to appear on the market."
There is to also be a media event the same day at the Intel campus in Santa Clara, where the company will conduct technology and product demonstrations.
Intel has been said to be working on Light Peak for years and that the first version would be based on copper. Light Peak is much faster than USB 3.0, sporting data speeds of 10 gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously. Intel is saying that in the future, Light Peak could reach 100 gigabits per second.
According to Intel's Light Peak web page, "Light Peak also has the ability to run multiple protocols simultaneously over a single cable, enabling the technology to connect devices such as peripherals, displays, disk drives, docking stations, and more."
As always, should Light Peak, or new MacBook Pros see the light Thursday, keep your browsers pointed to MaclLife for all the details!
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(Image courtesy of lightpeakinfo.com)