Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter now available

The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter is now available via Apple Store Online for US$29.

The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter allows you to easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter.

Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.

The Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter requires OS X v10.7.4 or later.

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Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

More info here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gordon M.” for the heads up.]


  1. Let’s say you just coughed up $3,549 + Tax for a new 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 w/ 3.7 Ghz Turbo Boost,
    8GB RAM, 768GB Flash Storage MacBook Pro with Retina display. Now you can shell out another $58 to get 1 overpriced Ethernet and 1 overpriced FireWire 800 adapter because you own nothing with Thunderturd, despite it having been on the market for 18 months.

    1. Well. For the convenience of portability, better battery life, and a thinner computer, I’m willing to drop those legacy ports.

      For the increasingly infrequent times that I use ethernet or my firewire peripherals, I would MUCH rather have two dongles than thick ass ports.

  2. My computer ALREADY HAS FIreWire 800, where’s the Thunderbolt to USB3?
    No one makes FireWire CF and XQD card readers anymore and I’m forced to sip my photos through a USB2 straw while my Thunderbolt port sits unused.

  3. This connector planned obsolescence profiteering is maddening.

    Adapters should be offered to existing computer owners AT COST, and not a penny more. Otherwise Apple is merely setting up a trap for users to pay to use their existing peripherals. Pathetic.

  4. All of this is exactly why I have not bought a new Mac in 18 months since Thunderbolt. Initially, it would have not been usable with my ‘everything else’. I’m amazed at how long this has taken for peripheral device makers to catch up and for Apple to include USB 3. Anyone out there know why so long? I don’t get it!?!? Thanks, if you can enlighten me, seriously.

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