Apple's 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 cable is a steal at $159

Apple’s 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 cable is a steal at $159

Apple inserts a file Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable 3 meters long In her store for $159, which is way too much for a cable. But given the dearth of other Thunderbolt 4 cable options over 2m in length, this might be your only option.

The listing coincides with the announcement Apple’s new Mac Studio, which includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back for connecting to monitors and other devices. Apple also sells a 1.8-meter cable for $129 that ships within two to three weeks. Apple’s 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable says it’s “coming soon.”

Apple’s 3-meter Thunderbolt 4 cable won’t have much competition, if any, when it arrives. whether that BelkinAnd the CaldigetAnd the CableMattersor ConnectableNo major cable manufacturer (I’ve found) sells a Thunderbolt 4 cable longer than 2m. For a very specific type of user, the $159 Apple cable might really be the best option.

Meanwhile, Apple’s $129, 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable is entering an even busier market. 2-meter caldiget substitute It costs $74.99And the Belkin costs $69.99And the Plugable has one on sale for $69.95And the Cable Matters have one for $59.99. Depending on your needs, you may even be able to save some money with a Thunderbolt 3 cable since the standard Supports 5 kilo. apples 5K Studio MonitorFor example, it ships with a single Thunderbolt 3 port and a 1 meter Thunderbolt cable in the box.

Thunderbolt 4 standard is less than two years At this point, so the lack of 3m options will likely subside over time. But if you want to be an early adopter, it looks like you might have to pay Apple tax.