Apple Set to Integrate Light Peak Technology in Macs

Sources at CNET have revealed that Apple may soon unveil a revolutionary “high-speed connection technology.” It’s speculated that this could be Light Peak, a versatile technology designed to connect a wide array of devices to computers, such as monitors, scanners, printers, external storage units, and even Apple products like iPods and iPhones.

There’s speculation that this new interface might debut on the anticipated MacBook Pros next week, although this has not been confirmed by CNET’s sources. Furthermore, it appears Apple will market this technology under a different name, not as “Light Peak.”

Initially introduced by Intel in 2009, Light Peak was originally based on fiber optics.

However, the version Apple is implementing utilizes copper wiring. This technology, which bypasses USB 3.0 updates on Macs, can transfer data at speeds up to 10 gigabits per second both ways.

Intel had previously indicated that products featuring Light Peak technology would be available in early 2011.

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