Intel might have unveiled its 10 gigabyte Light Peak connection at IDF, but it looks like things might not be what they seem. Initially pitched at as Intel-made design, recent leaks have indicated that this fiber optic connection is the direct result of talks between Apple founder Steve Jobs and Intel chief Paul Otellini. Rumors indicate that Apple wants a single, high-speed connection standard to replace FireWire, USB and also Ethernet. Regardless of who came up with the idea, it’s certainly going to be interesting when Light Peak hits the consumer market, and we certainly are looking forward to it.
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