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Rumor: Macbooks to Feature Light Peak

By - Source: EdibleApple | B 3 comments

Look out USB 3.0, looks like Light Peak may be coming sooner than you had hoped.

According to Edible Apple, Apple will reportedly be introducing brand new MacBook Pros in April 2011 which will come with a whole lot more than just an upgrade in specs.

Three Guys and a Podcast has said, "The new MacBook Pros will move to solid state storage, up to 512GB, remove the optical drive, and we believe light-peak is being pushed to make it’s first-ever entrance into the market, another Apple exclusive."

In addition, the MacBook Pros are due for a complete redesign borrowing features from the newly released MacBook Air. The most exciting rumor we've been hearing is about the inclusion of Light Peak technology.

Intel and Apple have been reportedly working together to develop the blazing fast Light Peak technology that was buzzed about earlier this year. Boasting of a 10GB/s up and down, light peak might just blow USB 3.0 out of the water. As fast as 10GB/s already sounds, Intel has reported that Light Peak will be able to scale up to 100GB/s within the next ten years. How's that for fast?

If these rumors are true, Light Peak will be hitting the market first with Apple in their new MacBook Pro. As far as what this might do to the pricing, we aren't too excited.

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    LePhuronn , 30 November 2010 05:06
    Oh I'm very excited. Let the early adapters (Apple fans or otherwise) shell out stupid amounts of money so manufacturers can fund improvements and mass production so the rest of us get better, more mature and more affordable tech.

    Let Apple have Light Peak - it'll be so much better by the time it reaches us PC users.
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    Griffolion , 30 November 2010 16:53
    LePhuronnOh I'm very excited. Let the early adapters (Apple fans or otherwise) shell out stupid amounts of money so manufacturers can fund improvements and mass production so the rest of us get better, more mature and more affordable tech.Let Apple have Light Peak - it'll be so much better by the time it reaches us PC users.


    I agree. They can have their bragging rights as first to market. I can save my money when mass production costs drop later in the year.
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    nitro912gr , 1 December 2010 22:22
    LePhuronnOh I'm very excited. Let the early adapters (Apple fans or otherwise) shell out stupid amounts of money so manufacturers can fund improvements and mass production so the rest of us get better, more mature and more affordable tech.Let Apple have Light Peak - it'll be so much better by the time it reaches us PC users.


    So isn't this early adopters thing the same as iPad and "who is gonna buy that crap" the other companies said?

    What I see now are the other companies to try to catch up and do desperate moves like the hp slate and samsung galaxy pad.

    Sorry but to say things like this make you at least haters.

    What I see the recent years is apple to adopt first some technologies and do it right, while the other companies doesn't even believe that these things can make a stand in the market.
    Then apple succeed with these technologies and the other companies are like "OMG!WTF?LOL!?" and do desperate moves.

    I don't favor apple, just pointing out the obvious.

    The results of these moves are in front of everyone...