The release of new black Mac Pro provoked the appearance of a number of blacked-out products, including Apple’s Thunderbolt cables. The company has begun to sell black versions of its Thunderbolt cables on its online store.
Apple’s cords were first introduced back in 2011 and have been available only in white. The new black Thunderbolt cable goes along with Apple’s new 2013 Mac Pro, which went on sale Thursday morning. The new black color is available in both the 2 meter configuration and the 0.5 meter configuration, and offers the same functionality as the white version of the cable. The longer version is available for $39 per cable and the shorter is priced at $29.
The new cords offer Thunderbolt ports on either side, and they work great for transferring data between Macs, connecting to hard drives, and connecting to various other Thunderbolt 1.0 or 2.0 peripherals.
Apple is still offering the white cords, allowing users to choose between white or black using a special selector button in their Web browsers.
Thunderbolt is not an ordinary cable equipped with connectors, like SATA or USB. When the cable was examined, it appeared to have full-fledged processors running microcode.
Black Thunderbolt cables are available to order on Apple’s online store.