Apple Finally Fills Your Empty Hole with a $50 Thunderbolt Cable

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We knew it would take a while to see Thunderbolt products after the superfast new standard was unveiled back in February, but it's pretty lame that it's taken until now for even Apple to sell us a damn cable.

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It's an outlandish-but-sadly-predictable $50. Worse, right now there's not much to connect it to. There's an obscenely expensive Promise Pegasus 4×1TB RAID for $1000, for example. Or you can use it to boot a new Macbook Pro or iMac into target disk mode, connecting two Thunderbolt-enabled machines, but at that point you're really just turning your computer into a $2000 hard drive. [Apple via Wired]

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Is Thunderbolt ever going to go to non Apple products, or will it continue as apple's baby? I think it would be nice to get these fast data transfers from Mac-PC, vice versa with the same cable as Mac-Mac.