Sunday, February 20, 2011

Apple to Announce New High Speed Connection Technology?

Apple is expected to make an announcement about a new high speed connection technology, according to CNET.

Whether the new connector tech will be part of the upcoming MacBook Pro update (rumored to happen February 24) or announced in another context is not clear. Intel has been working on a technology called Light Peak for years and recently said the initial version would be based on copper, as practical realities dictate more conventional technology.

Apple is expected to adopt this Intel technology in the near future--but likely use a name other than Light Peak, a source familiar with this aspect of Apple's plans said. Intel has said in the past that the first products using Light Peak should appear in the first half of 2011.

Recently, an Apple patent application was unearthed that described the addition of a fiber optic line inside a MagSafe power connector to allow data transfer for multiple types of inputs.

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