Gizmodo has “stumbled” onto an alleged MacBook Pro photo that shows off nothing all that new, with the exception of one obvious port. Currently present on the leaked photos are USB ports, FireWire ports, and all the other standard fare ports you’d expect to find on MacBook Pros these days. But, instead of the Display Port being a display port, it has a lighting bolt for its icon. Gizmodo, as well as many others, are speculating openly that it could be Intel’s Light Peak technology making its debut in the new machine.
Light Peak has been marketed as a “one port to rule them all” kind of solution. It’s expected that Light Peak will replace USB, FireWire, SCSI, SATA, and PCI Express in the future, but is it also being used as Apple’s display port? There’s also some rumors floating around that Apple will refer to Light Peak as Thunderbolt moving forward for marketing purposes.
New MacBook Pro Specs also leaked?
Fscklog believes they have the spec list for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Included:
- 2.3Ghz Sandy Bridge Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Processor with a 3MB L3 Cache
- 4GB of DDR3 RAM clocked at 1333MHz
- A 320GB hard drive
- a 13.3-inch diagonal LED backlit display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution.
- Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 RAM.
- An integrated FaceTime-HD camera
- An 8x Superdrive
- And all the ports we mentioned above.
So what do you think? It’s not much of an update if this all turns out to be true. We didn’t really expect new casings made of liquid metal, but a small part of me hopes that there’s still an SSD option.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.