This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer's USB port for syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.*
- Reversible design
What's in the Box?
- Apple Lightning to USB Cable
Ratings & Reviews
I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no problems at all. So I find it very strange that the lighting cord can stop working so easily. Even the cord for my first generation iPod touch which is 6 years old and it still works. Now I have to go buy another cord and spend more money to keep using my phone. I hope the issue gets fixed soon because I don't want to keep buying new lighting cords every 4 months. …
- Written by Amanda L from Little Egg Harbor
465 of 521 people found this useful
It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have inexplicably stopped working. Each has gotten a short in the cord where it meets the lightning end though I've been careful to leave them straight, treat them gently (especially since the first failed). With my current cord, I have to hold the lightning end of the cord in a certain direction to get it to work.
On top of that, when it happens to short out, it interferes with the electric current, disabling linked ports. i.e. when it shorts out in any of my computers' USB ports, the other ports become inactive as well (disabling my external hard drive and USB mouse); when it is plugged in a charger with multiple outputs, the other outputs become inactive as well.
After buying several chargers, three iPods, three iPhones, and an iPad, I had amassed ten of the old 30-pin connectors. All ten work just as well as they did when I brought them home; I took it for granted that I never had an issue with any of them. …
- Written by James H from Fayetteville
412 of 447 people found this useful
Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.
- Written by Ravi G from Seattle
408 of 449 people found this useful
Would give 0 stars
I am shocked at the poor quality of this cable. I have been through at least 7 or 8 and I have had my iPhone for a little over a y I am shocked at the poor quality of this cable. I have been through at least 7 or 8 and I have had my iPhone for a little over a year. I do not excessively twist or put stress on the cable, so I have found that no matter how gentle or careful I am with this cord, it lasts an average of 2-3 weeks before it stops working completely. If this continues and I end up spending more money on these cables than on the actual phone itself, I am going to have to find myself a different phone with chargers of a higher quality. …
- Written by Emma E from Lake Zurich
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A WORD TO ALL!
AS a developer I love seeing all of these sad reviews. Haha, if you havent caught on to my sarcasam yet them I wish you Hey Yall,
AS a developer I love seeing all of these sad reviews. Haha, if you havent caught on to my sarcasam yet them I wish you well. The lighting cords awesome. Sometimes it makes you think is convient mean you can slam the cord in the door, run it over with a car, pull on the cord instead of the connector, and maybe step on it a few times. No! As Developer I understand that there are limits to the actually product strength itself. But these cords will last a very long time, sometimes makes you wonder is it product defect or just the owner/user? Got to ask yourself that question. I have had the same lighting cord that came with my iPhone 5 for a year and some change and it has been cared for and taken care and looks brand new. By the way try these steps hold your iphone and with other had grab the connector with your index finger and thumb and pull in opposite directions that might extend the length of your lighting cord. Just a little bit of advise for those who are clueless and as usual idiots. …
- Written by Allen B from Savannah
Unbelievably poor quality
The rubber towards the lightning connector side started to fray after about 2 weeks. The rubber then proceeded to disintegrate at The rubber towards the lightning connector side started to fray after about 2 weeks. The rubber then proceeded to disintegrate at a steady pace, followed by the sheathing that holds the cable.
Now, the sheathing and cable are so worn that the connector no longer works. Completely worthless after approximately 3 months of moderate use.
I have had some poor quality cables before that only last two or so years, but this is a completely new record in poor cable quality. …
- Written by Brett R from Boston
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can i transfer picture files from my laptop that has regular usb to my ipad mini with this cable?
- Asked by Bullet N from Hampton
Yes, but it will transfer the library from iTunes.
- Answered by Max W from Pacific Palicades
Keep in mind, the cable that came with your device is covered by the device warranty. Don't Yep
Keep in mind, the cable that came with your device is covered by the device warranty. Don't buy a new cable if your phone is only 4 months old and it stopped working! Apple will replace under warranty. …
- Answered by Zachary M from Landisville
Do they make a longer cord for charging the Ipad?
- Asked by Brenda H from Bancroft
I bought my much longer cord at the Apple store
- Answered by Luis W from San Antonio
Do you have a recharge cable for an IPAD 1ST GENERATION?
- Asked by Anthony B from Roseland
If you mean 30 pin yes they still make it.
- Answered by Max W from Pacific Palicades
No you should never use your iPhone's charging apparatus near any liquids.
- Answered by Guillermo C from Upland