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Cheaper and longer Thunderbolt wires will be coming later this year, Intel has forecast. The extra length will arrive on the back of optical cables. Thunderbolt cables on the market today use metal wiring, but only run to 3m in length. Updating IDF visitors on the evolution of the peripheral connectivity technology, Intel …

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huh?

Where's the 100m optical we were promised?

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Anonymous Coward

Problem with optical is people break the cables. They think they can wrap them up tight like copper stranded cables and so they snap the glass fibre.

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