Apple has began promoting a high-end licensed 40 Gbps Thunderbolt cable that’s both an actual discount or ridiculously costly, relying in your standpoint (by way of The Verge). The braided $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable helps the total Thunderbolt Three spec, together with DisplayPort video and 100 watt charging, whereas permitting for USB 3.1 Gen 2 knowledge transfers as much as 10 Gbps.
That sum would get you a Kindle Paperwhite, so how may anybody suppose it’s low-cost? At 2m lengthy and with 40 Gbps speeds, Apple’s Thunderbolt Three cable is energetic (with chips on every finish), slightly than passive. On high of that, it’s one of many few licensed cables that helps the total Thunderbolt spec, together with DisplayPort and 10 Gbps USB-C 3.1 Gen 2. As such, Apple’s Thunderbolt cable may really be the most cost effective that has all the above.