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  • cmircea - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Where is the Galaxy Nexus review? It's two weeks overdue the promised date! :< Reply
  • dmyster - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    There is polite ways about requesting information. This is not one of them.
    I am sure Anand and his crew will get to it soon enough.
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  • kjboughton - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Don't you have a book report you should be working on? Reply
  • hmurchison - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    Come on man show proper netiquette. Off topic thread crapping is so 2005. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    From what I can see, it seems to be pretty much ready. However, Brian and Anand have had a lot to do at CES so that has pushed it. Should be out early next week at the latest, I guess. You can always ping Brian (@nerdtalker) in Twitter. Reply
  • kjboughton - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    "...I do know that there's a definite push to drive the cable cost down this year."

    There's nothing to "drive down." The cost is manufacture one of these is probably already on the order of $0.25 or so. Initial tooling costs have already been allocated, otherwise it's just a couple strands of copper wire and an a jacket. Big whoop.

    This is consumer price gouging at it's finest. Apple's been the only game in town up until now, which is why anyone who want's one must fork over 50 big ones. It's absolutely laughable to think it costs anywhere near this to make one. Look at it. It looks like a USB cable with a slightly different connector head.
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  • ramuman - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    I presume you didn't know they're active cables with a transceiver on both ends. Y Reply
  • kjboughton - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    You are correct, Sir.

    I do say though...why put the transceivers in the cable, and not on the other sides of the interfaces??
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  • Klimax - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    They contain cable specific tuning for high speed. Also enable change to optic without changing ports. Reply
  • DanNeely - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    Because the connection needed to send data several feet needs to be higher quality than one that only needs to send it an inch or two. Reply
  • hmurchison - Friday, January 13, 2012 - link

    If it was easy to deliver cheaper Thunderbolt cable pricing Sumitomo would have had pricing. I doubt it's going to be that much more inexpensive than Apple's cables. The cost in Thunderbolt cables is the active electronics from Intel so I'm guessing that we'll see others try to beat Apple's pricing by 5-$10

    We'll see
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  • solipsism - Saturday, January 14, 2012 - link

    "It's absolutely laughable to think it costs anywhere near this to make one."

    Since when is it assumed that retail pricing of a product is anywhere near the BOM cost?
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  • Tech_Junkie - Monday, January 23, 2012 - link

    i bought what i thought was a thunderbolt cable from monoprice at the end of last year to connect my mac mini to my hp zr2740w display...was this sourced from sumitomo? Reply

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