Intel’s new ultra-high speed, 10Gbps LightPeak connector might just be adopted by Apple soon, and under their own branded name, according to CNET’s sources. That’s more than 4x faster than USB 2.0’s 480Mbps, which is currently supported by iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Since MacBook refreshes are all the rumor-rage right now, that’s what’s expected to get the LightPeak (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) love first, maybe as soon as this week. But wouldn’t that be fantastic for iOS as well, especially for people who sync lots of big games, navigation apps, movies, and other media? If Apple transitions from the 30-pin Dock connector to an EU-favored micro-USB we gain nothing but more standardized same-speed cables with less pins. With LighPeak we get blazing fast connections.
I won’t get my hopes up for iPad 2 or iPhone 5… but how about iPad 3 and iPhone 6? Anyone else want that future now?