About Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters

Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high performance data devices and high-resolution displays though a single, compact port. Learn about the Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters that can you can use with your Thunderbolt-capable Mac.

This article refers to Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2. You can learn more about Thunderbolt 3 and the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter for MacBook Pro (2016 and later) and iMac (2017).

Thunderbolt adapters are supported on the following Mac computers:

  • MacBook Pro (2011 through 2015)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 and later)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011 and later)
  • iMac (Mid 2011 through 2015) 
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Use these guides to identify your Mac computer:

Apple Thunderbolt cable (0.5 m)
Part Number MD862ZM/A

Apple Thunderbolt cable (0.5 m)
Part Number MF640ZM/A

 

Apple Thunderbolt cable (2 m)
Part Number MC913ZM/A

Apple Thunderbolt cable (2 m)
Part Number MF639ZM/A


Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Part Number MD463ZM/A

 


Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Part Number MD464ZM/A

 

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For best performance, make sure that you've installed all available macOS software and firmware updates. You can check by choosing App Store from the Apple () menu, then clicking Updates.

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