Okay, maybe not laser beams in the traditional sense, but nevertheless, the latest Mac rumors includes the possibility of some new, fast technology coming to the latest refresh of Apple’s MacBook Pros.
The rumor mill has been churning some seemingly probable predictions concerning Apple’s MacBook Pro refresh with the tea leaves pointing to possibly this Thursday, the 24th of February. This is kind of a big deal for Apple. They haven’t upgraded their professional line of laptops for almost a year (though there was a minor spec bump) and it’s feeling like it’s about time.
The new updates are expected to have the latest and greatest Intel Sandy Bridge processors (that were flawed, but supposed to not affect new MBPs) as well as most likely be taking some new design and tech cues from the latest MacBook Air refresh.
The most unique possibility of this these new laptops though is the murmors that this latest line will feature another Intel product: Light Peak. Light Peak is new technology that Apple has supposedly been encouraging as it is supposed to be significantly faster than the relatively new USB 3.0 with the possibility of replacing other ports such as DisplayPort, USB and FireWire.
Whether or not we will see Light Peak (which is supposed to be renamed by Apple once it makes it debut) on this week’s supposed MacBook Pro refresh is still being battled on the Apple rumor front. It would be interesting if it did showed up without any sort of keynote fan fare as it seems like a significant move from the Cupertino company. Especially since a formal announcement of the iPad 2, iOS 5, and other future possibilities would seem to call for such an event. As usual, patience will be needed as all will eventually be revealed.
What do you think? Light Peak in Apple’s future? This weeks future? Would you welcome this change or be disgruntled at Apple striving to create its own standards? Sound off in the comments…
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