Thunderbolt technology supports fast data transfers with two independent channels of 10 Gbps each. And Thunderbolt 2 technology can bond the two channels for a super-fast 20 Gbps. Use this cable to connect Thunderbolt-enabled devices to the Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port on your Mac.
The Apple Thunderbolt Cable lets you connect two Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computers in target disk mode, network two Mac computers with OS X Mavericks or use your iMac as a display for a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Thunderbolt Cable
Ratings & Reviews
Works OK, yet no 3 metre version?
Had several Thunderbolt cables. The Apple ones all work as expected, however the gauge is a bit thicker than other manufacturers f Had several Thunderbolt cables. The Apple ones all work as expected, however the gauge is a bit thicker than other manufacturers for some reason, so a star off for that.
(e.g. I especially like the StarTech cables, specifically as they do a 3 metre one, but also as they're all a little bit thinner than the Apple ones, so can be wound-up really easily, and being black don't show the dirt and scuff marks.)
Also, Apple for some reason do not offer a 3 metre version? Ever since the release of their first Thunderbolt device 2 years ago they have weirdly never bothered to release one, which means I'm often forced into buying a third-party one (as mentioned above) in order to put the peripheral device at the desired distance away from the host computer.
And a star knocked-off for the price. Yes, I know they have controllers in them, but mass consumption should have lowered them further by now, I feel.
Lol, just awaiting these longer optical-only Thunderbolt cables, many would like to use (provided cost comes down a lot more!), as our peripherals are self powered so can already use them. Well, one can dream! ;-) …
- Written by James S from Hove
5 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
What is wrong with USB that I have to use Thunderbolt?
- Asked by Jonathan B
Can I connect a new Macbook Air with Thunderbolt cable to an older iMac with a mini-display port only?
- Asked by Gary S from Vacaville
The "Target Display Mode FAQ" seems to suggest that the "Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort" cable The "Target Display Mode FAQ" seems to suggest that the "Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort" cable is required to support this configuration. The FAQ is at support.apple.com /kb/HT3924 …
- Answered by Benjamin T from Fairbanks
Can I connect my mid 2010 17" macbook pro to the cinema display with this cable using its mini display port?
- Asked by Robert P
No answers yet
Can I transfer video files from my camera using thunderbolt
- Asked by Vernon K from Fairfax
can thunderbolt cable be used for LAN/internet connection??
- Asked by Sudhanshu M
I'd like to transfer a large number of photos from Mac Air to my iMac. I'd like to do so using Thunderbolt. What adapter do I need?
- Asked by Roger B from Naples
Assuming both those Macs have Thunderbolt ports, this cable should suffice. Plug it into each Mac, r Assuming both those Macs have Thunderbolt ports, this cable should suffice. Plug it into each Mac, restart the source computer while holding the T key and it will appear as an external disk drive on your target computer. Just browse it and copy over the photos you need. …
- Answered by Daniel B