Apple has started selling it’s new thunderbolt cable in it’s stores, the thunderbolt 3 Pro. Apple has gone so high with the price, $129, which is more than double the price of previous cables. It supports all the features of the previous thunderbolt 3 cable like DisplayPort video and 100 watt charging, while allowing for USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfers up to 10 Gbps. The old one was very much shorter in length indeed. You’ll have to be closer to the drive while transferring stuff or anything.
The thunderbolt 3 pro is the certified 40Gbps supporting cable. It is 2m long and is designed so premiumly, it is neatly braided and is black in color and with chips on both ends .This cable is actually designed for the Mac Pro for the XDR ,the 6k resolution, display but now can be used for anything that supports the thunderbolt feature or maybe has a type-C. This used to be shipped with the $5000 XDR Display but was never sold separately in the stores. You don’t have any other alternative for the cable if you want all the very high-tech features , so you have to go with the price (sure is expensive). The cable does awesome for the price though.
The following devices are compatible to the Apple Thunderbolt 3 Pro Cable
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 – 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020)
- MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 – 2019)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016 – 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
I would suggest that, this cable (Check Price) is really and productively used by professionals who would like to transfer high data stuff in short time periods. Apart from that the cable can be used as an audio cable too .