“The rumor mills have been churning out the prospect of Apple adopting Light Peak, possibly in the first half of 2011,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET. “In support of this theory, an early Intel demonstration of Light Peak at its developer conference in 2009 used a machine running Apple’s Mac OS X.”
“But it’s not clear how [Apple and other] companies will implement Light Peak,” Crothers reports. “Another issue is whether Light Peak will be run over copper initially–not on top of light technology, as ironic as that may sound. Sources close to Intel’s Light Peak initiative say that it will not appear initially as a light technology but, rather, on traditional copper cables. ‘We cannot comment on rumors,’ said an Intel spokesman when asked about this.”
Crothers reports, “That didn’t stop me from asking Ziller about this and other details that might help to explain how high transfer speeds will manifest themselves in the form of connectors.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]