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Based on rumors about a "USB" port on iPad 2 and rumors of Apple adopting 10Gbps LightPeak technology in this week's rumored MacBook Pro refresh, MacRumors wonders out loud if 1 + 1 = iPad 2. (For more math fun, and proper context, count how often the word rumor appears in that sentence!)
Could it happen? Sure. Will it? Even if MacBooks Pro get LightPeak no other computer will have it short term. FireWire and MiniDisplay show Apple's not adverse to blazing new port trails, but adding things to iOS devices that most users won't use most of the time is something they've avoided. Could it be a hybrid USB/LightPeak port to increase usability? Why not a hybrid Dock/LightPeak port then?
What do you think?