Close by the Studio Display and Mac Studio declaration last month, Apple additionally began selling another 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro link. The organization likewise said it would deliver a 3-meter form of that link soon, and presently it’s authoritatively accessible to buy. Apple’s 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro link will slow down you a cool $159…
Apple is doing however much it can to legitimize the $159 sticker cost of the new ten-foot Thunderbolt 4 Pro link. It includes a great interlaced plan that is intended to forestall winding. It upholds Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 information moves up to 40Gb/s, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 exchanges up to 10 Gb/s.
Like past Thunderbolt 3 links, the new link likewise upholds DisplayPort video with High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) video yield, alongside power conveyance up to 100W. Here are the full specs of the link as per Apple:
- Move information at up to 40Gb/s
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 information move at up to 10Gb/s
- DisplayPort video yield (HBR3)
- Associate with Thunderbolt (USB-C) and USB gadgets and showcases
- Up to 100 watts of force conveyance
- Twisted plan that loops without tangling
- Thunderclap logo assists it with standing apart from different links
- Daisy-tie up to six Thunderbolt 3 gadgets
The accessibility of the new 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro link was first spotted by MacGeneration. The determinations of most Thunderbolt 4 links you’ll purchase are something similar, however the thing separates Apple’s new contribution is the more drawn out 10-foot plan. A teardown additionally featured different contrasts between Apple’s link and those from contenders.
One more significant thing to remember is that Apple’s new Mac Studio doesn’t transport with a Thunderbolt link of any kind in the case. The Studio Display incorporates a Thunderbolt link, however it is only 1-meter long.
While Apple’s Thunderbolt 4 Pro links are surely quite exceptional, there are more reasonable choices available. Most remarkably, OWC sells Thunderbolt 4 links in three unique sizes, and they are less expensive than Apple’s choice no matter how you look at it. You can get the 0.7m link for $24, the 1m link for $34, and the 2m link for $57.
Assuming you believe Apple’s links merit the premium, or you need one that is longer than whatever OWC offers, you can arrange the 1.8-meter variant for $129 and the 3-meter adaptation for $159. Orders will show up when one week from now, while the links are additionally broadly accessible from Apple retail locations.
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