Maybe this should be titled; Thunderbolt 2: Return of the Thunderbolt. But, in any case, the successor to the original has been formalized by Intel with an un-original name but some pretty awesome specifications. Originally known as the slightly more exciting "Falcon Ridge," Intel demonstrated the new Thunderbolt for the first time at the NAB show in April.
Users of a Thunderbolt equipped Mac will want to head on over to the Apple Support pages and grab the latest firmware update. It's not a huge update, in fact the download is just 1.22MB in size, but does promise stability fixes for Thunderbolt and for Target Disk Mode. And we'll always welcome stability fixes.
Intel has announced the next generation of its Thunderbolt interface with support for up to 20Gbps throughput, as well as support for 4K. According to Engadget, the next generation of Thunderbolt, which is code-named Falcon Ridge, sports some impressive capabilities working with 4K video
Apple has cut the price of its original 2-meter Thunderbolt cable from $49 to $39. They have also introduced a shorter 0.5-meter version that's available for just $29. The Thunderbolt cable is used with compatible Apple computers for super fast data transfer speeds that are up to twice as fast as USB 3.0 and up to 12 times faster than FireWire 800. 2-meter Thunderbolt cable - $39.99...