From CNET we have new data about the Light Peak interface, developed by Intel in collaboration with Apple. We already knew about this development about a year ago, but now it seems that we will be able to start seeing Light Peak connections during the first months of 2011 . And the best thing: the first computers to have this type of connection could be Apple’s .
It’s been a while since Steve Jobs sent an email to a user saying that Macs didn’t have USB 3.0 partly because Intel didn’t yet support them, which may give a hint that perhaps Cupertino is taking more of an interest in Light Peak. And it’s not for nothing; the interface is capable of transferring data at 10 Gigabits per second in both directions simultaneously . USB 3.0 works at similar speeds, but is not able to achieve that.
Light Peak can also be used to connect all kinds of devices: screens, hard disks, printers, scanners, other computers… . It is not to wait to buy anything until the technology comes out, but it promises.