Crazy fun rumors: LightPeak on iPad 2?

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?


Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.