There’s been a lot of Light Peak talk over the last week or so, mainly because of the rumors about its presence in the not-yet-announced new MacBook Pro line-up. However, this Hump Day, Intel itself is fuelling the Light Peak discussion.
Yesterday evening Intel released a statement to the media indicating that it would be hold hold a press briefing in San Fransisco on Thursday to discuss a new technology that is about to appear on the market. Thursday will also reportedly play host to a technology and product demonstration event at Intel’s Santa Clara campus.
Of course, this little piece of news hasn’t slipped by those monitoring the Apple rumor mill religiously and many see it as yet another sign that Apple’s new, Light Peak-equipped MBPs will be announced tomorrow. Adding fuel to the fire is an Engadget posting that points to a purported spec-sheet for the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The bit that’s garnering the most attention is the mention of highspeed I/O technology dubbed Thunderbolt. Of course, there’s nothing to suggest that this ‘Thunderbolt’ feature is an implementation of Light Peak, but it kind of makes sense. Either way, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out.