Thunderbolt Advice for MacBook Pro with Studio Display?

The current MacBook Pros have Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The Apple Studio Display has a Thunderbolt 3 port, and comes with what I then assume (?) is a Thunderbolt 3 cable.

So to take advantage of higher charging and data speeds, is there any reason to upgrade this cable to a Thunderbolt 4 cable, such as…?‑c-pro-cable-18-m‑c-pro-cable-3-m

Or would doing this be pointless since the Apple Studio Display only has a Thunderbolt 3 port?

It is pretty pointless :slight_smile:


I don’t think that there is any difference between 3 and 4 in terms of data or charging speeds for Macs.


Based on the following article, I believe the only difference for Macs is the additional support for hubs but I thought Apple back ported that capability to TB3 machines (could not remember correctly though).