According to Edible Apple, Apple will reportedly be introducing brand new MacBook Pros in April 2011 which will come with a whole lot more than just an upgrade in specs.
Three Guys and a Podcast has said, "The new MacBook Pros will move to solid state storage, up to 512GB, remove the optical drive, and we believe light-peak is being pushed to make it’s first-ever entrance into the market, another Apple exclusive."
In addition, the MacBook Pros are due for a complete redesign borrowing features from the newly released MacBook Air. The most exciting rumor we've been hearing is about the inclusion of Light Peak technology.
Intel and Apple have been reportedly working together to develop the blazing fast Light Peak technology that was buzzed about earlier this year. Boasting of a 10GB/s up and down, light peak might just blow USB 3.0 out of the water. As fast as 10GB/s already sounds, Intel has reported that Light Peak will be able to scale up to 100GB/s within the next ten years. How's that for fast?
If these rumors are true, Light Peak will be hitting the market first with Apple in their new MacBook Pro. As far as what this might do to the pricing, we aren't too excited.
Macbook with Light Peak: $ 5000
Of course, I buy neither Intel nor Apple products, so I don't foresee myself using Light Peak anytime soon.
What, exactly, will be Apple's sales pitch here?
"Connect your devices to our computers at blazing-fast speeds, assuming the 5-year old Core 2 processor we stuck you with will be able to handle the throughput." (TM) And what needs this much throughput, external video cards?