It doesn't take long, does it? The same day Apple's new Thunderbolt cable hit retail shelves, iSuppli took it apart to see what makes it tick.
Not surprisingly, the Thunderbolt cable is not your average cable. It's an active cable with 12 chips and "tons" of resistors. Together these electronic components regulate the high-speed transfer of data from Thunderbolt device to computer. Yeah, it may not cost $55 to build, but this is Apple we are talking about. [iSuppli]