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History is written by the victors.
Apple wasn’t able to usher in the new world order they had envisioned with all USB-C ports and e-GPUs. You push, and sometimes the world pushes back.
That’s all there is to it.
Apple sells a freaking expensive thunderbolt cable for the Mac Pro, IIRC.
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Maybe at least differentiating between usb 2.0, 3.0 and thunderbolt may be a good way to start, though I suppose anybody who genuinely needs a thunderbolt cable will have purchased one via legitimate channels and be able to tell it apart from the usb cable charging his ipad.
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I find it impossible to differentiate between usb c cables with 2.0 and 3.0 transfer speeds unless you have the original packaging. The portable monitor I purchased a few months ago came without the bundled usb-c 3.1 cable required for power and data transfer, so for kicks, I tried a couple of usb-c cables I had lying around. Only one worked (the cable that came with my Samsung T5 drive), which was ridiculously short, so I ended up buying another one from Anker (they sell a separate usb-c charging cable with only 2.0 transfer speeds; seems the 3.0 cable is a little thicker).
Some kind of colour coding would be nice (like say a red band on the cable to denote data transfer speed or something), because as it is, I am often left guessing as to the manufacturer’s intention. It’s safe to assume that all cables bundled with a charger are 2.0 by default, but I shouldn’t have to.
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From a consumer standpoint, what’s the point of having an App Store within an App Store, vs just having those apps available individually and letting me download what I want?