(Source: Engadget | LYN)
Imagine transferring a whole CD worth of data (around 700MB) in seconds.. This used to be impossible.
With the coming of a new I/O Port called Thunderbolt, this is easy. During IDF2011, Intel demonstrated a desktop device connected to an SSD via thunderbolt streaming 4 uncompressed 1080p videos at the same time, transferring at 700MB/s.
Earlier, Apple announced to be using this high-speed data transfer technology on their devices.
p/s : compare with current USB2.0 technology which transfers at 40MB/s.