Chip manufacturer Intel has announced it is to roll out a new technology for connecting computers and peripherals. The system, know as Thunderbolt, promises transfer speeds twice as fast as USB 3.0. However it won't reach its theoretical maximum because Intel has opted to use copper wires rather than fibre optic cables.
The company said it would gradually move to higher speeds over time. Apple will become the first manufacturer to use Thunderbolt, on its Macbook Pro computers.