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
711 of 781 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
620 of 662 people found this useful
Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.
- Written by Ravi G from Seattle
605 of 656 people found this useful
Broke after 30days
I purchased my cable on the 29th January 2014 after my previous cable breaking! My brand new cable has on lasted 30 days and doesn I purchased my cable on the 29th January 2014 after my previous cable breaking! My brand new cable has on lasted 30 days and doesn't work anymore?! How can you as a company think it's is right for a customer to purchases an item that cost over £20 with delivery to buy a total of 12 cables a year if they are only going to last 30 days at a time! Terrible quality of product and I will be taking my matter further! …
- Written by Connor P from Winsford
2 of 2 people found this useful
Bad Quality: Do Not Recommend!
I have bought many of these, as I have just bought a new iPhone and thought it safer to buy a real one than a fake charger off Ama I have bought many of these, as I have just bought a new iPhone and thought it safer to buy a real one than a fake charger off Amazon. However, within a month or so (sometimes less), the cable stops working and the my phone doesn't recognize it. If I'm honest, you're better off getting a charger from o2/a phone shop, as they charge a considerably smaller amount for this than the Apple shop does. I'm really angry at this, as they charge a huge amount for the phone, not to mention the charger and it turns out that it's incredibly bad quality! They need to sort this out, as I've read plenty of reviews on this, and most of them say the same thing. Apple, SORT THIS OUT! …
- Written by Tabitha P
1 of 1 people found this useful
Since purchasing my iPhone 5, the charger cable that came with it quickly deteriorated and fell apart. I since bought another genu Since purchasing my iPhone 5, the charger cable that came with it quickly deteriorated and fell apart. I since bought another genuine charger cable and the same thing happened.
Guess what I'm using now to charge my iPhone? My old 2nd generation iPod charger cable with the £25, 30 pin to lightning adapter. It seems build materials were much more durable back then as I've had this cable for over 10 years and shows no signs of damage!!!!!!
What does this mean? Apple have gradually cut down on the costs of quality materials and seem to be taking shortcuts. It seems quality now is secondary to profit.
If this is the direction Apply are to proceed in, I think I shall be looking towards Samsung in future. Apple, you should be ashamed!!! …
- Written by Christopher S from Fareham
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
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
is there warranty for the Lightning to USB Cable?
- Asked by Aaron S
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
lightning to usb 3.0 cable?
- Asked by Robert S G from Ukiah
The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cables are the same. You can hook your regular lighting cable to a USB 3.0 p The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cables are the same. You can hook your regular lighting cable to a USB 3.0 port. iPhone 5s is a USB 2.0 device; so, you will not get USB 3.0 speeds. …
- Answered by Christopher S from Joppa
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
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, of course!
If you are using the USB-to-Lightning cable that came with your new iPad Mini, you Yes, of course!
If you are using the USB-to-Lightning cable that came with your new iPad Mini, you will have no problem syncing photos from your PC (or Mac). Just make sure you install iTunes on your computer first, it's free, and secure.
Feel free to ask if you need detailed instructions!
- Answered by Teij S from Chilliwack
Is the lightning cable waterproof?
- Asked by Robert F
No you should never use your iPhone's charging apparatus near any liquids.
- Answered by Guillermo C from Upland