Apple Could Introduce New High-Speed Connector
Apple announce a high-speed connector based on Intel Light Peak technology.This system allows data to be transmitted at high speed over copper wires and in the future, copper will be replaced with fiber-optic.
The high-speed connector will use the Light Peak technology, but not use that as the name for it, ie: they will work with Intel and launch it under a different name.
Apple could be launch the high-speed connector as early as this week when they refresh the MacBook Pro line of laptops.
For transfer speeds, It is actually quicker than the new USB 3.0 standard. Intel has commented that Light Peak can transmit data up to 10 gigabits per second in both directions at the same time. We also hear from Intel that the initial switch from fiber-optic to copper will see no decrease in transmission speed.