Sir Apfelot Blog

15 July 2022
Thunderbolt 4

Information and alternatives to the Apple Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable

What is Thunderbolt 4? How is it different from previous generations? Which cables should I buy? Do I absolutely have to use the Apple Thunderbolt 4 Pro cable? Here is a brief overview of the features […]
13 May 2020
How fast are the different USB standards?

How fast is USB 2.0 compared to USB 3.0?

Since I wrote an article about Y-USB cables yesterday, I had to research how fast USB 2.0 actually is compared to USB 3.0. Among the Y-cables there are those that support USB 2.0 and [...]
5 September 2019

USB4 ™ - USB-IF announces new generation specifications

The specifications of USB 4 and USB4 were announced by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The extensive update of the Universal Serial Bus standard is based on existing standards such as USB 3.2 and USB 2.0, but extends them significantly. [...]
18 March 2019

What is the difference between USB-C, USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3?

Often the three terms USB-C, USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 are mixed up or coincident, especially when looking for cables or Mac, iPad and iPhone accessories. They by no means mean the same thing, but give different [...]
7 March 2019

USB 4 - New name for Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3, the USB-C interface with transfer protocols from Intel, will be called USB 4 in the future. After showing you the confusion around USB 3.2 yesterday, I would like to say a few words about it today. Because […]