New MacBook Pro Specs Leaked; Reveals FaceTime HD Camera And “Thunderbolt” I/O Port

News | Tuesday February 22 2011 1:27 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , ,

The technical specifications of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro has been leaked. It is widely speculated that the new MacBook Pros will be released tomorrow on Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ birthday.
The specifications have revealed couple of interesting features, which we hope will make it to the next generation 
,
this year.
Core i5 two cores at 2.3 GHz 3 MB cache
Screen 13.33 “glossy 1280×800
SDXC Card slot, Firewire 800 and two USB 2.0

Digital Audio Output

Integrated Ethernet

Backlit keyboard
Size and weight 32.5 x22, 7×2, 41 cm, 2.04 kg
If these specifications are accurate then it looks like Apple will be calling the MacBook camera as ‘FaceTime camera’ instead of ‘iSight camera’. FaceTime is Apple ’s video calling feature, which was first introduced on
, then on the iPod Touch and has also
. What’s more interesting is that MacBooks will get 720p HD FaceTime cameras. We hope that the next generation iOS devices also come with 720p HD FaceTime cameras.
in the new MacBooks and will be calling it Thunderbolt.
As we had reported couple of days back, Light Peak is an optical cable interface devised by Apple and developed by Intel to connect devices, which is significantly faster than even USB 3.0. USB 3.0 which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 (current generation MacBooks come with USB 2.0 ports) can manage a theoretically maximum throughput of 4.8Gbps while Light Peak can manage 10Gbps in both directions simultaneously.
Apple could introduce Light Peak in the next generation iOS devices. We’ve already heard rumors that
, which will be
. Though we hope that in the future, content from iOS devices can be synced wirelessly with
, Thunderbolt will be useful while transferring large media files.
What do you think about the possibility of these two features coming to next generation iOS devices? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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