As much attention as Apple’s Lightning connector has been receiving over the past few months as it’s the latest cable to be made available for newer iOS devices, one cable that doesn’t seem to get as much love is Apple’s Thunderbolt connector. Sure – Thunderbolt is currently a proprietary connector only available on a range of Apple computers, but it still demands respect as it features two 10-Gbps data channels per port, making it twice as fast as USB 3.0 and 12 times faster than FireWire 800. If you’ve been looking to stock up on some more Thunderbolt cables, then you’ll be happy to hear today’s news.
Today, Apple has reduced the price to its standard 2 meter Thunderbolt cable to $39. In addition to today’s price cut, Apple is also introducing a shorter 0.5 meter Thunderbolt cable for $29, which is roughly 19 inches of Thunderbolt cable goodness.
Both the price-dropped 2 meter and 0.5 meter Thunderbolt cables are now available and in stock on Apple’s online store.