What you need to know
- Apple now sells a 2m Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable in its online store.
- The cable is braided, which might be why it's "pro".
- The price is definitely one of the reasons – $129 each.
Apple has a new cable available via its online Apple Store and it's probably one of the most costly it's ever sold. Coming in at $129 (opens in new tab), say hello to the Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable (2m).
The cable's arrival was first spotted by MacRumors and it is certainly a costly one. But at 2 meters in length and capable of shifting up to 40Gb/s, it's a cable with a very specific audience. If you're in that audience, you probably already bought one!
Thunderbolt 3 cables are normally much, much shorter than this with longer cables usually costing significantly more because of the electronics that are needed to make data transfer possible at longer distances. Especially at the 40Gbps speed these cables promise.
You can order a cable of your own (opens in new tab) now with delivery available as soon as this coming Thursday, June 25.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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