September 24, 2022

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ChargerLAB shares Apple’s original 1.8m Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable disassembly

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ChargerLAB shares Apple’s original 1.8m Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable disassembly



 

ChargerLAB shares Apple’s original 1.8m Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable disassembly.

When Apple announced the Mac Studio and Studio Display in March, many didn’t notice that the company also quietly introduced a new Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable.

Although the three-meter version priced at $159 (National Bank 1169 RMB) has not yet been listed, the old guys at ChargerLAB have shared the dismantling of the 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable priced at $129 .

The video gives us a deeper understanding of “where is the price” of this original line.

 

ChargerLAB shares Apple's original 1.8m Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable disassembly

Video cover (from: ChargerLAB/YouTube)

 

It is reported that the original 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable for the new Mac Studio and Studio Display supports up to 100W of charging power and 40 Gb/s data transfer.

For more than 6 minutes, ChargerLAB patiently described the high-quality materials and structural design of this cable. It can be seen that among the 19 copper wires, the 6 wires used for power supply are all tinned.

 

ChargerLAB shares Apple's original 1.8m Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable disassembly

Apple official website portal ( 1.8m / 3.0m )

 

In addition, the cables are backward compatible with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3 (two wires are used for USB 2.0 transfer), and many wires are plated with silver or copper.

The connector body is made of high-quality components, encased in a durable brass housing, complemented by 2 4K gold- plated pins.

In order to achieve high-speed signal transmission over longer distances, the connector tail has an Intel chip for signal reconstruction and jitter reduction, and the wire has a woven mesh on the outside for water and dust resistance and increased durability.

 

The Most Expensive Cable Teardown of Apple Thunderbolt 4 Pro Cable(via)

 

In the end, ChargerLAB believes that the workmanship and performance of this Apple 1.8-meter original Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable is quite outstanding.

But for the less demanding average user, there are still plenty of affordable alternatives on the market for as low as $40.

 



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