Apple Now Sells its Very Own Thunderbolt 3 Cable – Fully Compatible with USB-C Devices too
You no longer have to look for a third-party Thunderbolt 3 cable as Apple makes one now and sells it online or through one of its retail stores.
Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 Cable is Now Available for $39. Available in 0.8 m length
Before today, if you ever wanted a Thunderbolt 3 cable for your Mac, then Belkin was your best bet if you were buying straight from Apple itself. Thankfully, Apple has taken the reins of Thunderbolt 3 in its own hands and now builds a first-party cable of its own.
It’s white, 0.8 meters in length and conforms perfectly to the Thunderbolt 3 standard. And since it supports USB-C as well, you can therefore use it with a wide variety of devices. It even supports 100 watts of power that lets you charge your MacBook with it at full speed without any hiccups.
Transfer data at up to 40 Gbps
USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer at up to 10 Gbps
DisplayPort video output (HBR3)
Connect to Thunderbolt 3– or USB-C–enabled devices and displays
Up to 100 watts of power delivery
Etched Thunderbolt logo helps it stand out from other cables
Daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices
The cable is adequately priced at $39 from Apple itself. If you think that’s a bit too steep, then you can go ahead with what others have to offer. In fact, Belkin’s Thunderbolt 3 cable is $10 cheaper but sacrifices length in favor of price, coming in at just 0.5 meters in length. But that’s not all, Belkin’s cable is available in 2 meters as well in case you really wanna go beyond the realms of your workspace and onto another table. The choice is completely yours.
We are somewhat hopeful that Apple will release its new cable in a slightly longer length. 0.8 meters might it cut it for a lot of users out there, but once you start going rogue with your workspace then you will realize that things are on the shorter side of the fence.
Hear us out, Apple.