Those of you that have been tirelessly waiting for Apple’s official Thunderbolt cable to hit needn’t wait any longer. The Apple Store was updated this morning with the new cable, which is 2 meters long, costs $49, and will work with the 2011 iMac or the 2011 MacBook Pro.
While there so far aren’t many products that the cable can be used with, it’s still nice that it’s available. If you own one of the new 2011 Thunderbolt-enabled iMacs, you can use the cable to turn either of them into a display for your 2011 MacBook Pro, for instance – I feature I suspect some people will appreciate immensely. The new cable can also be used between two Thunderbolt-enabled mask for Target Disk Mode.
Now that Apple has started the fire (so to speak), I expect to see Thunderbolt products being made available at an increased pace, so keep a close watch on the market. If you want one of the new cables, you can get them at this page of the Apple Online Store for $49.
Do you own a Thunderbolt-enabled Mac? What sorts of things do you see it coming in handy for?