Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters

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

Thunderbolt adapters are supported on the following Mac computers:

  • MacBook Pro with Retina display (all models)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 and later)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 and later)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011 and later)
  • iMac (Mid 2011 and later) 
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

Use these guides to identify your Mac computer:



Thunderbolt Cable / Adapter Images Apple Part Number
Apple Thunderbolt cable (0.5 m)


Apple Thunderbolt cable (0.5 m)






Apple Thunderbolt cable (2 m)





Apple Thunderbolt cable (2 m)






Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter





Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter




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For optimal performance, make sure that you've installed all available OS X software and firmware updates. You can check by choosing Software Update from the Apple () menu.

For more information on Thunderbolt and available Apple Thunderbolt cables and adapters see:

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