New Mac Mini to support Light Peak, says Robert Cringley

Tue, Feb 22, 2011

News, Rumors

With Apple’s next-gen lineup of MacBook Pros rumored to be getting the Light Peak treatment, Robert Cringely writes that Apple may do the same with a revamped Mac Mini.

Every year we see these upgrades. The notebooks get faster with more storage and every couple years they look a little different. This time, however, there will be another change — the addition of a new type of peripheral data port called Light Peak that promises, at 10 gigabits-per-second — to be the fastest-yet connection between a Mac and a storage device or even from one Mac to another. And this latter use is key because in addition to Light Peak-equipped MacBook Pros, I expect to see next week a Light Peak Mac Mini. Now that’s interesting.



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