“While other vendors are now offering their own Thunderbolt cables, prices have mostly stayed the same—in fact, some have gone up,” Foresman reports. “We found this surprising; typically more vendors offering competing products leads to lower prices. And as the high cable price represents a fairly high barrier to entry for Thunderbolt devices, it relegates the standard to niche, early-adopter territory.”
Foresman reports, “This isn’t likely to change in the near future. Our research shows that for the rest of 2012, Thunderbolt cables are going to remain in the $45-60 price range. Prices aren’t likely to drop noticeably until early 2013, when second-generation silicon for Thunderbolt’s active cabling becomes available in production quantities.”
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