Appleinsider y TUAW
Intel currently supports the new version of USB through the NEC components that it integrates in some of its motherboards.
From the first half of 2012 everything will be controlled by the processor itself, allowing Apple to have USB 3.0 on its computers when it adopts the future generation of processors. In addition to this, the possibility of supporting the new Thunderbolt connection would make it easier to use it in all computers, whether they are from Apple or other manufacturers. Thus the market for Thunderbolt-compatible devices would grow exponentially.
Then, if we add that Intel will present its development kit for Thunderbolt technology at the end of June, it is clear that the near future looks good. Many manufacturers will start creating accessories to popularize the connection.
The most important thing for us is that we could finally make use of USB 3.0 devices, something we would appreciate, and have Thunderbolt, with speeds of up to 10Gbps, for heavy data transfers and professional uses.