Apple's New Studio Display Includes 1-Meter Thunderbolt Cable With 3-Meter Option Coming Soon

Apple today introduced the Studio Display, a lower-priced 27-inch alternative to its Pro Display XDR. The standalone monitor includes a one-meter Thunderbolt cable in the box, and for customers looking for longer options, Apple has started selling a 1.8-meter Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable for $129 and has a three-meter option coming soon for $159.

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Apple says the Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable supports Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, and USB 4 data transfer up to 40Gb/s, USB 3.1 Gen 2 data transfer up to 10Gb/s, and pass-through charging up to 100W for a connected MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.

Key features of the Studio Display include a slim all-aluminum enclosure, 5K resolution, up to 600 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide color gamut and over one billion colors, a built-in stand that allows the user to tilt the display up to 30 degrees, a six-speaker sound system, an A13 Bionic chip that enables "Hey Siri" functionality and the 12-megapixel Ultra Wide camera's Center Stage feature, and more.

The Studio Display is also equipped with three USB-C ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, and a studio-quality three-mic array.

Customers can order the Studio Display starting today through Apple's online store, with availability starting March 18. In the U.S., the Studio Display is priced at $1,599 with a tilt-adjustable stand and at $1,999 with a tilt- and height-adjustable stand. The monitor can also be configured with nano-texture glass and/or a VESA mount adapter.

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Top Rated Comments

Graphikos Avatar
10 months ago

How about discussing the monitor? This thread cares only of a cable. I am for one ordering up to replace my 27”thunderbolt.
But... this topic IS about the cable. :confused:
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paradox00 Avatar
10 months ago

Anyone think about putting the Studio Mac on the floor? Will 1M get you there? Is it a stupid idea in general?
That’s a good way to get extra dust into the system imo. Definitely don’t do it on carpet, considering where the intakes are.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brofkand Avatar
10 months ago

Anyone think about putting the Studio Mac on the floor? Will 1M get you there? Is it a stupid idea in general?
Seems like too small of a machine to put on a floor. Maybe on a printer hutch, if you still have yours from when they were required furniture in the 80's.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPack Avatar
10 months ago
I guess we're lucky Apple didn't pack a 0.8m cable instead.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kier-XF Avatar
10 months ago
Certainly a bit disappointing to have 1m as the default. My 2m Thunderbolt Display cables are already shorter than I would like.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KPOM Avatar
10 months ago

Certainly a bit disappointing to have 1m as the default. My 2m Thunderbolt Display cables are already shorter than I would like.
2 meters requires an active cable. CalDigit sells a 2m Thunderbolt 4 cable for $75 that should work with this display.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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