Apple starts selling new 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable

Initially announced with the Mac Studio and Studio Display, Apple’s 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable is finally available to order online and will become available for pickup later in May at select Apple Store locations.

The cable comes in a black braided design that coils without the mess of tangling. It can be connected to a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 or 4 (USB-C) ports to Thunderbolt (USB-C) and USB displays and devices such as Studio Display, Pro Display XDR, docks, and hard drives.

Apple Thunderbolt 4 Pro

Apple’s 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro will cost you $159

Thunderbolt cables allow users to connect to external monitors, USB devices, cameras, and more with a single cable. Thunderbolt 4 technology in particular uses the power of a CPU to significantly enhance data and video performance.

Apple says the pro-branded cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 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 for a connected MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

At the March unveiling of the Mac Studio and the Studio Display, Apple launched g a 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable for $129 and revealed that a 3-meter edition would be coming soon.

The 1.8-meter cable initially faced some backlash due to its price tag. A teardown of the cable gave customers a look inside the accessory and the premium materials used in manufacturing along with the construction.

Now, the 3-meter variant is finally available in the online Apple Store, for $159. The cable will ship to customers starting on May 12, 2022. It will be available for pickup in retail locations from May 20.

According to reviews of Apple’s Thunderbolt 4 Pro, it works very well but may not be the best option on the market for standard customers whose workload would be able to suit a cheaper alternative. However, for professionals working with large amounts of data, Apple’s cable is one of the best options.

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