Apple slashes price of 2m Thunderbolt cable and adds 0.5 version, coming to UK soon

11 January, 2013 - Killian Bell
Thunderbolt Cable

Apple has cut the price of its two-meter Thunderbolt cable that was introduced alongside its first Thunderbolt-equipped Macs back in June 2011. The Cupertino company has also launched a shorter, cheaper version which hit the U.S. Apple Store this week, and it’s coming to the U.K. “soon.”

The two-meter Thunderbolt cable, which was originally priced at $49 in the United States, has been reduced by $10 to $39. Meanwhile, Apple has added a shorter version that measures 0.5 meters in length for $29. Both are available to order now via the U.S. Apple Store, but they’re yet to make their way to the U.K.

You can buy the two-meter Thunderbolt cable in the U.K., but it’s still priced at £39. So unless you need one urgently, we’d advise you wait a little while. Apple has confirmed to Macworld that the U.K. will see 0.5-meter cable “soon,” and we’re expecting the price cut to come with it.

We’d expect the two-meter cable to be reduced to around £30, based on the price of Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter, which is also priced at $39 in the U.S. and £30 in the U.K. The shorter cable is likely to cost us around £25.

Unfortunately, Apple didn’t reduce any of its other Thunderbolt accessories, so prices for the Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter and the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter remain at £25 ($29) each.

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Killian Bell is a freelance journalist based in Worcestershire UK. In addition to writing about all things Apple, he's one of the co-founders of the football site TitleTalk. You can follow him on and Twitter.