Apple now sells a $129 Thunderbolt Three Professional cable
Apple has launched a brand new high-end Thunderbolt Three cable in its on-line retailer. The $129 Thunderbolt Three Professional cable is 2 meters lengthy, has a black braided design, and helps each DisplayPort output and USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps information switch — although after all information speeds may be as much as Thunderbolt 3’s customary 40Gbps between appropriate gadgets.
That is actually not low-cost for a cable, however there really doesn’t appear to be a competing possibility that gives the identical characteristic set for much less. The cable seems to have quietly gone on sale final month after beforehand having been bundled with the Professional Show XDR, and this Reddit thread from yesterday consists of some dialogue on why precisely it prices a lot.
The $79.95 2-meter Belkin Thunderbolt Three cable that Apple additionally sells, for instance, doesn’t help DisplayPort or USB 3.1, that means it’s solely actually fitted to use instances the place each gadget within the chain has Thunderbolt 3. If you happen to used that cable to plug, say, a MacBook Professional right into a Thunderbolt dock or an exterior GPU, the accent’s ports could be restricted to 480Mbps USB 2.Zero speeds with USB-based peripherals. (Additionally, it isn’t braided.)
That stated, for those who don’t want the size or the braiding, Apple’s common non-pro 0.8-meter Thunderbolt Three cable does the identical factor for $39. What’s new right here is the mix of options at an extended size.
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