New Thunderbolt connector to feature in new MacBook Pro

Intel is said to have finished work on the new controller, codenamed 'Cactus Ridge', and according to reports, they are shipping now.

By Karen Haslam, Macworld U.K. |  Hardware, Apple, Intel

Thunderbolt was co-developed by Apple and Intel and is considered a faster alternative to USB 3.0, with transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps (gigabits per second). A full-length, high-definition movie can be transferred from an external storage device to a laptop in less than 30 seconds.

According to sources Ivy Bridge has been bought forward to 23 April, and Apple is expected to launch an Ivy Bridge-equipped MacBook Pro that week.


Originally published on Macworld U.K. |  Click here to read the original story.
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