Apple launches its own Thunderbolt 3 cable; space gray mouse, keyboard, trackpad and other accessories… only with iMac Pro

Since launching the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar equipped with Thunderbolt 3 ports (two or four, depending on the model), Apple has sold both in its physical stores and online one Thunderbolt 3 cable (USB ‑ C). Interestingly, even though it offers a huge range of cables, accessories and adapters, this one was from Belkin. And, something so fundamental for the new generation of Apple computers could not be without a proprietary cable, right?

Problem solved.

Apple Thunderbolt 3 cable

Apple yesterday launched its own Thunderbolt 3 (USB ‑ C) cable. Unlike Belkin’s (0.5m and 2m), Apple’s only has a 0.8m model and costs R $ 249, R $ 10 more than Belkin’s smallest. In the United States, Apple’s for $ 39 and Belkin’s for $ 30.

This 0.8 meter cable is compatible with data transfers with speeds of up to 40Gbps per Thunderbolt 3 and up to 10Gbps via USB 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort (HBR3) video output and load with power up to 100W. It can be used to connect a Mac with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 3 devices, such as bases, hard drives and monitors. Up to six Thunderbolt 3 devices can be chained together.

Despite having the same connector, the Thunderbolt 3 cable differs from USB-C precisely because of its high speed for data transfer and capacity, not to mention the power of up to 100W.

Accessories that come with the iMac Pro

On a related note, many people were happy to see that Apple now has a line of accessories (Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Keyboard with numeric keypad and USB cable for Lightning) in black / space gray. The bad news is that they are not sold separately, only those who purchase an iMac Pro will receive the accessories with this coloring – which is somewhat inconsistent, after all Apple sells MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch in space gray and none of them come with matching accessories.

Imagine an Apple cable that doesn’t get dirty… it’s time to make all these accessories available in two colors in your stores, right? ?

via 9to5Mac, MacRumors