Apple slashes Thunderbolt cable prices

Apple made a bit of a splash when it released the Thunderbolt interface for its series of Macs. It was a whole new technology that could revolutionize connector technology, but its price remained a sticking point for many consumers. That may be about to change, thanks to Apple's latest announcement.





Apple has decided to reduce the price of the 2 meter long Thunderbolt cable by a full $10, i.e. from $49 to $39. Moreover, they have decided to release a shorter version of the cable that is 0.5 meters in length and costs $29.


Here's what Apple have to say about the Thunderbolt connector technology in their Apple Store listing:

"With Thunderbolt, you get superfast data transfer speeds and huge expansion capabilities. It features two 10-Gbps data channels per port, which means data transfer is up to twice as fast as USB 3 and up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800.

Use the Apple Thunderbolt Cable to connect your Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to your iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. The cable can also be used for target disk mode between two Mac computers that support Thunderbolt, or to use an iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro equipped with Thunderbolt."


You can have a look at the 2m and 0.5m versions of the Thunderbolt cables in the Apple Store over here right away!

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