Light Peak

Apple and Intel are developing a new port technology to replace almost all ports on our computers and other devices. The new port is called Light Peak and uses optical technology. The new port supports multiple protocols at the same time, so Light Peak could replace Ethernet, video ports like DisplayPort and DVI, Firewire, and USB. It is anticipated that Apple will implement Light Peak across their entire line of computers and mobile devices. The performance of Light Peak will be 10Gbps and will eventually reach speeds of 100Gbps. Mac systems feature the new technology could be available within a year.