Closer Look Photo of Thunderbolt (Light Peak) Port

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    Early this morning, a couple of sites posted specs from the upcoming low end 13" MacBook Pro and revealed that Apple will be incorporating Light Peak into the new machines under the name "Thunderbolt". We've confirmed that these specs and photos are legitimate, but only for the low end 13" MacBook Pro model. We still haven't seen the specs for the mid-range and high-end model.

    Mac4Ever has posted a followup close-up image of the new Thunderbolt/DisplayPort hybrid port found on the new 13" MacBook Pro.

    Intel is expected to officially launch Light Peak/Thunderbolt on Thursday alongside Apple's new MacBook Pros.

    Article Link: Closer Look Photo of Thunderbolt (Light Peak) Port
     
  2. mjsto macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else find it funny that the front of ESPN.com reads "Griffin Thunderstruck"
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 603

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    looks like it really is coming. Can't wait to see the new MBPs
     
  4. allamoureux07 macrumors member

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    Not a big deal "right now"

    This technology isn't even applicable to current peripherals - it will take at least a year for it to become "somewhat mainstream."
     
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    Can't wait!

    I am wondering what will it give us, in terms of applicability to current peripherals? Are there any product out there using LP?
     
  6. R2D2 xx macrumors member

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    yes i agree but at least this is getting started. hopefully it sticks.
     
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    That sounds really cool-- Thunderbolt!
     
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    Bring it, Apple... BRING IT!!!

    Daddy needs a new [and REAL] 13" MacBook "Pro".

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  9. roocka macrumors regular

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    That's nice but

    I want Liquidmetal. I want Liquidmetal. I want Liquidmetal. I want Liquidmetal. I want Liquidmetal.
     
  10. pjashley1 macrumors member

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    The symbol is going to confuse people... looks like it should be for the power supply!
     
  11. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Hee. Ever since I read the name, I've had AC/DC singing "Thunderstruck" in my head.

    I think the name is hilarious.
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Sounds cheesey tbh. What happens if you plug in a monitor? Your Thunderbolt port is used? I dont get the hybridisation?
     
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    Hmmm... using the lightning strike icon that's already universally recognised as being a sign of hazardous voltage - is that really a good idea?
     

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  14. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    To me looks like the symbol on a camera for flash.
     
  15. allamoureux07 macrumors member

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    We can only hope.

    Here's to hoping these new models also provide new tech for "now."
     
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    If correct- I find the name chosen quite...odd.
     
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    Hybridization is for dual operability and hence no extra port on the already cluttered 13"....

    I assume when a display is connected the chipset will adjust to transmit display feed only and when a device is hooked, well, adjust for that as well.

    May sound cheesy, but it makes perfect sense seeing as current LightPeak is based on copper, not optical fiber so it would make no sense to call it LightPeak when no light is used.
     
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    you guys are actually pretty funny. i need to start coming to the macrumors news thread more often.
     
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    If its based on current DisplayPort standards you can daisy chain / hub lots of devices to a single port.
     
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    Nothing says "Don't touch this or you'll die!" like having a picture of lightning bolt right next to it. Interesting logo choice...
     
  22. nylon macrumors 65816

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    So you can either use an external display or you can use lightpeak. Doesn't sound like a great implementation.
     
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    That will be the background music for the event!
     
  24. randfee2 macrumors regular

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    Guys, I don't get it at all!

    Why on earth would they integrate that with the Display-Port connector? Doesn't make any sense. I was certain Intel had planned to introduce lightpeak with a USB-compatible connector?!
    I'll be way harder to find devices with this connector then. If they'd go with the original plan to use USB-compatible connectors, external Harddrive and other peripheral-manufacturers would have adopted the technology way easier. What are they thinking, that external Harddrives and other stuff will come with yet another physical connector?

    Isn't Apple always crazy about saving connector-space as well? Go with the USB-Port-solution and have many future-proof connectors that also serve a purpose today (as USB-ports). WTF!

    In my eyes this proofs that Apple (and maybe even intel) is not planning to attack USB3 at all. Wrong decision imho!

    I second that!
     
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    Yeah, that name is quite odd because HTCis coming out with a new 4G smartphone called the ThunderBolt
     

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