Light Peak coming to MacBook Pro this week?

Apple is set to unveil a MacBook Pro using Intel’s next-generation interconnect, Light Peak, according to reports.

Light Peak coming to MacBook Pro this week?

Light Peak was first unveiled by Intel in 2009. The interconnect was initially supposed to use optical technology to transfer data at speeds of up to 10Gbits/sec, but has since been knocked back to copper following price concerns. Intel initially said it could arrive this year.

One manufacturer long rumoured to be looking at Light Peak as a replacement for USB has been Apple, and the latest report from CNet suggests it could arrive with the expected update of the MacBook Pro this week.

The report said Apple was expected to unveil a new high-speed interconnect this week, according to a source close to the company. Whether it is indeed Light Peak, or Apple’s own creation, remains to be seen.

Reports last year suggested Apple originally brought the idea of Light Peak to Intel, asking it to develop the technology.

Intel has already unveiled the follow up to Light Peak, which promises speeds of 50Gbits/sec.

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