Tablet and computer accessory brand OWC announced what they label a universal and fully compatible Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C cable this week.
This may not sound like much to a lot of people, but it’s a demonstration of how complicated things have become with even so seemingly simple things as a mere computer cable.
The OWC Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C Cable will be launched as a 0.8m cable with both forward and backward compatibility. That means support for 8K video transfer, 100W power delivery, 40Gb/s transfers, and compatibility for Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, and USB4.
With that level of compatibility it has some potential as a universal cable that can connect them all. A 3 year warranty doesn’t hurt either.
This is what their universal cable looks like, though it won’t be launched before early April.
– Jim Miller