With the varieties of USB and Thunderbolt terminology floating about, as well as new versions being adopted by Apple and other device producers, sorting out the mess can be a problem. Here's what you need to know about USB 3, USB 4, Thunderbolt 3, and Thunderbolt 4.
There are times when you need the best performance possible. It's usually not cheap, but when it delivers, it can be crucial to your fast-paced workflow. In this case, we're taking a closer look at the Fantom Drives eXtreme Thunderbolt 3 SSD, a drive that works flawlessly on Mac and iPad.
The TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 are well-engineered desktop hard drive enclosures that can expand your Mac's desktop storage — but the price you pay for what you get isn't where it needs to be.
On this week's AppleInsider podcast we describe Final Cut Pro performance on Apple Silicon M1 MacBooks, using a Mac laptop with external monitors, using an Apple Watch for vlogging, and how Apple could use AR for customer support.
If you're looking for Thunderbolt 4-compatible hubs and docks so that you can add more connectivity to your Mac, we've curated some of the best docking and port-expanding accessories currently on the market.
The first Apple Silicon chip used in a Mac, the M1, implements Apple's first custom controller for USB4 and Thunderbolt 3 and delivers the platform's first systems meeting the new USB4 specification. Notably, Apple has brought USB4 to market about a month after Intel's own 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for PC notebooks.