In a world where everybody uses USB and FireWire for connectivity, there is a better cable that boasts of faster connectivity with a longer cable length. A thunderbolt cable is perfect for those people who are looking for a better product to serve their needs of data transfer and display attachment because it is a number of times faster than regular cables. In fact, it is actually 12 times faster than a FireWire 800 and twice faster than a USB 3. This cable is made of copper that ensures super-fast connections. Signal degradations or disruptions are also a thing of the past with this newest cable of Apple.
People in different walks of life would need to connect their Mac for purposes of their own. Take for example a musician who would need to perform on a stage. Most of the cables used for connecting peripherals are only up to 10 feet however, a thunderbolt cable can be up to 3 meters long. That length would be more than enough for a musician to perform without any problems. Connecting any peripherals to a Mac would be a breeze with this cable. For those who are in need of a longer length than 3 meters, there is a thunderbolt cable that can reach up to 100m in length but it is made of optic fibers. The optical cables would not be able to supply power not like copper cables so there is still a need to connect to a power supply. Copper cables are just as effective as an optical cable.
There are also Mac users who would prefer to be far away from their peripherals for reasons of their own. Take for example a person who does not like to hear the noise produced by devices that performs heavy duty work. The noise can be a bit bothersome hence the use of long cables. Since that kind of work requires quality products like a thunderbolt cable, the length would also matter. Being able to work in a different room devoid of the peripherals would be most welcomed.
For those who are not in need of a longer cable length, Apple recently released a 0.5 m cable. This short length cable would be useful for those who are making use of peripherals that are in close proximity with each other. The devices used are all in a specific area hence, there is no need for a longer length that could cause a daisy chain. This short cable is actually sold for a cheaper prize that is most attractive to its users.
In terms of accuracy and high performance, the thunderbolt cable is the only cable to use for input and output connections. It allows 10 GBps bidirectional connections with devices that are equipped with a thunderbolt port.