Reports: High-speed Light Peak connection in new MacBook Pro, iPad 2?
Apple is expected to announce a MacBook refresh on Feb. 24, and CNET reported that one of the upgrades may be the inclusion of Intel's super-fast Light Peak connection.
Light Peak, which Intel hopes will unify cable connections, originated as a fiber optic connection. The company is currently using copper instead of light. The connection transfers information faster than even USB 3.0, at about 10 gigabits per second.
It's believed that Apple will be using the technology under a different name. MacRumors has suggested that the iPad 2 will also use Light Peak technology. Some are throwing cold water on the Light Peak speculation, saying that an addition like that would warrant its own press event and, as of now, there has been no indication that Apple is planning an even this week.
A refresh, however, is still likely. 9 to 5 Mac reported that Apple stalled all new MacBook Pro orders for three to five days, fueling suspicion that the Feb. 24, and sources told Apple Insider that mysterious sealed shipments from Apple would arrive at stores today, to be opened later.
| February 21, 2011; 8:06 AM ET
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