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Apple debuts shorter 0.5m Thunderbolt cable, cuts price of 2m version

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Apple on Wednesday quietly released a shorter 0.5-meter version of its first-party Thunderbolt cable while shaving $10 off the price of the original 2-meter iteration that first debuted in 2011.

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The new relatively short 0.5-meter interconnect is the second Thunderbolt cable offering from Apple and provides the same performance and capabilities as its older brother for $29. By comparison, the new cable is the same price as Apple's other Thunderbolt products, like the Thunderbolt to FireWire and Thunderbolt to Gigabit ethernet adapters.

Apple also cut the price of its 2-meter Thunderbolt cable to $39, a $10 savings from its original price of $49.

The price drop and new cable introduction came with no announcement, and it can be assumed that Apple is trying to compete with third-party manufacturers that are just now getting relevant products to market. One such company is Corning, which introduced a line of optical fiber Thunderbolt cables that allow for ultra-long cable runs of up to 100 meters.
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And so it begins.

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Ridiculous prices for these cables when the exact same cables can be purchased for much less.
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Originally Posted by dualie View Post
…the exact same cables can be purchased for much less.

 

Except it can't, so….

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