Intel’s Thunderbolt in a nutshell

Light Peak arrives earlier than expected

EARLIER TODAY APPLE announced its new MacBook Pro notebooks featuring Thunderbolt I/O , a newly developed interface by Intel and Apple which was previously known as Light Peak. Now things didn’t quite develop as what was said when Intel previewed the technology during IDF, as instead of using optical cables and a USB port like interface, Thunderbolt in Apple’s implementation uses copper wires and a mini DisplayPort interface.
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