Apple may adopt USB 3.0 standard on future Macs

Rumor: Intel may be preparing to adopt USB 3.0 in its chipsets

Intel and USB 3.0A rumor brought by DigiTimes it can brighten the day of those who can't wait to buy an external USB 3.0 hard drive to speed up their backups. According to the rumor, the chip maker partner of Apple should take advantage of the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2010 to announce the adoption of the high speed standard in its reference design Cougar Point (desktops) using Sandy Bridge processors.

An old rumor mentioned Intel adopting this new data transfer technology in 2011. At the same time, there was talk of Light Peak connectors available in 2010. Now that the year is coming to an end, time to see what it will be, after all , the new type of connection for tomorrow's computers or even if both will coexist, as USB and FireWire have done until today.

(via Engadget)