Updated models with AMD graphics options expected in early 2017.
Intel Also Launching 'Light Peak' Thursday
Prototype Light Peak connector. Photo from PCPro.co.uk
CNet reports that Intel is launching Light Peak on Thursday, February 24th,
Intel released a statement to the media today stating that on Thursday in San Francisco it will "host a...press briefing to discuss a new technology that is about to appear on the market."The date happens to coincide with Apple's expected release of new MacBook Pros.
We don't expect this to be a coincidence and perhaps explains why Apple choose to launch the new MacBook Pros on a Thursday rather than Tuesday.