Apple has added a 2m Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable to the online Apple Store.
The cable’s arrival was first spotted by MacRumors and it is certainly a costly one at $159 CAD. But at 2 meters in length and capable of shifting up to 40Gb/s, it’s a cable with a very specific audience.
“Featuring a black braided design that coils without tangling, this 2-meter cable supports Thunderbolt 3 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, DisplayPort video output (HBR3), and charging up to 100W,” reads the product description. “Use this cable to connect a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 3 devices such as Pro Display XDR, docks, and hard drives.”
Here are some product highlights:
- Transfer data at up to 40Gb/s
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer at up to 10Gb/s
- DisplayPort video output (HBR3)
- Connect to Thunderbolt 3– or USB-C–enabled devices and displays
- Up to 100 watts of power delivery
- Braided design that coils without tangling
- Thunderbolt logo helps it stand out from other cables
- Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices
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.
Even so, Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable carries a selling price premium above quite a few other lively cables, which includes an $80 USD Belkin cable also carried by Apple.