USB Type-C may have a nice connector, but a full blast of power and data improvements can be found in the Thunderbolt 3 standard. MacBooks can run monitors from this port and charge at up to 100W.

Since the longest time, Apple only sold Thunderbolt 3 cables from Belkin at lengths of 50cm ($29.95) and 2m ($69.95). Finally, though, Apple is now providing a first-party cable at 80cm long for the price of $39. All three cables are on sale at the Apple Store online right now.

Of course, other options are available elsewhere. But with the fact that Apple has so poorly-equipped its latest MacBook Pro models with two USB-C ports and no legacy connections, you’d wish that Apple put its name out on some accessories for the professional types that needed all of the I/O.

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.

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