There's not a scrap of evidence to back this rumor, but everything seems to line up: CNET
reports that Apple will announce "a new high-speed connection technology" soon -- and Intel's Light Peak seems to be a shoo-in for the job. We've long known that Apple's been secretly backing
the 10Gbps interconnect, but with a likely MacBook Pro refresh
right around the corner and Light Peak allegedly due for a 1H 2011 launch
, it seems the time for action could be right around now. It also doesn't hurt that this latest rumor comes from CNET
, actually, as we're pretty sure the publication has an inside source. The very same reporter wrote that Light Peak would be downgraded to copper
, a full month before Intel would admit anything of the sort.