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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:30 am    Post subject: Apple Releases Thunderbolt Cable Reply with quote

Apple Releases Thunderbolt Cable
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Posted by: Glenn

Apple today released its new ThunderBolt cable on the online store for connecting Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals to Macs supporting the technology. According to the company, the 2-meter cable supports blazing-fast data transfer with two independent channels of 10Gbit/s each. The cable can also be used for Target Disk Mode between two Macs that support Thunderbolt, or to use a new iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro equipped with Thunderbolt. The Apple ThunderBolt cable is priced at $49.00.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a fairly expensive cable. Here's hoping that Monoprice gets in the game after things take off more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$50! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
$50! Shocked

What he said!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple doesn't sell a cable or adapter for less than $29 (except for a 30 pin to USB) with most being $35. It doesn't surprise me that this cable is $50. I would have expected $40 from Apple though.

Hopefully Monoprice does start carrying them. I sell their cables and adapters all day long at $20-$29 a piece and customs love them. They also like that they are $10 less (in a retail environment). I do my best to never sell Apple cables. Some people still demand them though.

My guess is there isn't going to be a large demand for Thunderbolt cables as they will likely ship with a drive or enclosure. I don't see a lot of people doing Mac to Mac Target Disk Mode (most people don't even know what that is). I also don't see a lot of people connecting MacBook or MacBook Pros up to 27" iMacs (I don't know anyone doing this either).

It's kind of funny. Nobody will likely ever buy this cable (as there is no real need for it) but we'll still complain about the price Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
It's kind of funny. Nobody will likely ever buy this cable (as there is no real need for it) but we'll still complain about the price Smile


Expensive, but guessing it would work for this which became available this morning. It doesn't appear to come with it's own $50 cable. Ah, just a period of time and others will have them...just like the display port cables we were complaining about 2 years ago, or FW800 cables from what seems like yesteryear.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunderbolt might be twice as fast as USB 3.0, but I fear that everything will be priced three and four times more. It's also going to be tied to SSD pricing for the real fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
Thunderbolt might be twice as fast as USB 3.0, but I fear that everything will be priced three and four times more. It's also going to be tied to SSD pricing for the real fun.


Yes, but it's the way we've all chosen with the Mac. Very Happy

Slight exaggeration of course. Prices will fall, like the SSD, it will take a few years, but it will happen. Currently it looks like TB is more of a bag of hurt than Blu-ray though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Wow, that's a fairly expensive cable. Here's hoping that Monoprice gets in the game after things take off more.

I'm not sure that Monoprice will be selling them anytime soon. Apple's cable has a Gennum chip at either end of the cable. I'm not saying that fact justifies the price, but that probably makes it harder for a third party company to compete. And one of the main reasons for using the chips, is to prevent errors.

http://www.ifixit.com/blog/blog/2011/06/29/what-makes-the-thunderbolt-cable-lightning-fast/

http://www.gennum.com/products/thunderbolt-cable-transceivers/gn2033
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