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Old Jan 9, 2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Apple Revamps Thunderbolt Cable Lineup with Lower Pricing, Shorter Cable Option




As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple today revamped its Thunderbolt cable lineup, dropping the price of the existing 2-meter cable from $49 to $39 and adding a new 0.5-meter cable priced at $29.

Thunderbolt cables remain relatively expensive due to the electronics included inside the cables to manage the multiple protocols supported by the standard. The complexity and expense has both slowed deployment of Thunderbolt peripherals and limited support mostly to high-end devices capable of absorbing the high cost premium.

Thunderbolt cables have so far been limited to traditional copper cabling, but vendors are just beginning production on optical cables for the standard. The optical cables will allow for much longer cable lengths, but will not be able to provide power to peripherals as copper cables can.

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Old Jan 9, 2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple today revamped its Thunderbolt cable lineup, dropping the price of the existing 2-meter cable from $49 to $39 and adding a new 0.5-meter cable priced at $29.

Thunderbolt cables remain relatively expensive due to the electronics included inside the cables to manage the multiple protocols supported by the standard. The complexity and expense has both slowed deployment of Thunderbolt peripherals and limited support mostly to high-end devices capable of absorbing the high cost premium.

Thunderbolt cables have so far been limited to traditional copper cabling, but vendors are just beginning production on optical cables for the standard. The optical cables will allow for much longer cable lengths, but will not be able to provide power to peripherals as copper cables can.

Article Link: Apple Revamps Thunderbolt Cable Lineup with Lower Pricing, Shorter Cable Option
This has been available for about a week. Come on guys.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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This has been available for about a week. Come on guys.
If you've known about it for a week, it would have been helpful if you'd told us about it at any point.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I wonder if I can write a letter to Apple that since I'm not using thunderbolt or plan to use it if I could get a refund for the unused portion sold to me on my MBP. Hmm
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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Just what I need, an even SHORTER cable.

Where is the option of a longer one?
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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Just what I need, an even SHORTER cable.

Where is the option of a longer one?
Wait until they release a 'priced at only $XXX' 1/8 of a meter cable.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:50 PM   #7
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I wonder if I can write a letter to Apple that since I'm not using thunderbolt or plan to use it if I could get a refund for the unused portion sold to me on my MBP. Hmm
If your MBP is the one in your signature it doesn't have it anyway...
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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If your MBP is the one in your signature it doesn't have it anyway...
I don't list everything in my Sig
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:10 PM   #9
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The shorter cable is nice. It makes it more convenient to use with docks or the Seagate Thunderbolt HD adapter that I have.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:14 PM   #10
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Nah... I'm waiting for oxygen-free SuperHD Monster Thunderbolt cables...
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:40 PM   #11
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Nah... I'm waiting for oxygen-free SuperHD Monster Thunderbolt cables...
I wait for oxygen-free air. ;-)
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Nah... I'm waiting for oxygen-free SuperHD Monster Thunderbolt cables...
well if it says Monster and it's extremely expensive then it must be good
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If you've known about it for a week, it would have been helpful if you'd told us about it at any point.
And that matters how? Telling MacRumors about good Apple/mac related info has no relation to whether the info is written up as an article. The articles are written up on their own schedule. Sure I am happy about the article quality here, not perfect but one of the best rumour sites (quality wise out there).

Just don't expect your telling MacRumors anything to magically translate into a speedily written article based on your info. Not gonna happen.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:31 PM   #14
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And that matters how? Telling MacRumors about good Apple/mac related info has no relation to whether the info is written up as an article. The articles are written up on their own schedule. Sure I am happy about the article quality here, not perfect but one of the best rumour sites (quality wise out there).

Just don't expect your telling MacRumors anything to magically translate into a speedily written article based on your info. Not gonna happen.
It matters because I would have written it up a week ago instead of having to wait until someone else noticed and published on it yesterday.

Lots of stuff gets noticed in our forums, but we never hear about it on the editorial side because we can't possibly keep up with every post. So submitting tips to us from the forums is of immense help.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 04:38 PM   #15
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If you've known about it for a week, it would have been helpful if you'd told us about it at any point.
I had thought about submitting it to MR but i thought it wasn't exactly front page news.

Just incase anyone wondered, i saw these cables while checking out a BTO mac mini, and it gave me the option of buying the two cables, and i thought "huh, they do a 0.5m cable now."
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Miscalculated?
These trolls are ingenious. Good or bad, everything can be spun to be bad.
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These trolls are ingenious. Good or bad, everything can be spun to be bad.
These trolls are ingenious. Good or bad, REALLY everything can be spun to be bad.
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Cool. I'll buy one of these to connect to my.... nothing.
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The guy at Best Buy told me the gold-plated ones are at least 100x faster.
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The guy at Best Buy told me the gold-plated ones are at least 100x faster.
Sounds like a bargain then!
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USB 3.0 put the pressure on TB. Good! When there are choices, the consumer wins!
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The guy at Best Buy told me the gold-plated ones are at least 100x faster.
It's gold-plated optical cables at £50 (honest) I find most hilarious...
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I'm going to Best Buy now!
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