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 would like to see Apple offer multiple length options with this cable. I need a longer one: 5-6 ft for charging and a shorter on I would like to see Apple offer multiple length options with this cable. I need a longer one: 5-6 ft for charging and a shorter one 6"-1 ft for connecting to my MacBook for syncing and updating. Don't know why this hasn't been done much sooner! …
- Written by Sandy K from Plano
2290 of 2963 people found this useful
Works.... Then doesn't
I got the iPhone 5 for a couple of week thes original cable worked perfectly until the bit of wire towards the lightning adapter s I got the iPhone 5 for a couple of week thes original cable worked perfectly until the bit of wire towards the lightning adapter starts to crimple, eventually it just doesn't work after more weeks off the cable working and not working constantly vibrating when trying to sleep, can drive someone mad!, I then bought a new offical cable and yet it worked perfect and the same problem occurred, I am sick of paying £15 each time the cable fails to get it replaced! …
- Written by Robert R from Preston
1179 of 1242 people found this useful
Verified to be 3.5 foot long cable - works with existing wall and car plugs
I just received my shipment of 3 of these cables directly from China. I measured my cables to be exactly 42 inches long. So they I just received my shipment of 3 of these cables directly from China. I measured my cables to be exactly 42 inches long. So they are about 3.5 feet long. About the same as previous Apple charging cables. Really, Apple should make them all 6ft long, which is why I am giving this 4 stars.
Since 3.5 feet is not usually long enough for most uses, search amazon for "white USB extension" from C2G in 3ft, 6ft or 9ft extension cables for about $2 to $5 dollars, which can then be put in between the wall power brick (or car port adapter) and this cable.
Existing power transformers with a USB jack on them (for home or car power port) that worked with your iPhone 3gs, 4 or 4s, should work fine with this new cable and the iPhone 5. 1 amp (1a = 5 watts) is standard for iPhones. 2 amp (2a = 10 watts) is standard for iPads. But it's well known, that if you buy 2 amp (10w) power plug then your iPhone 5 will charge in about 60% of the time. I like the PowerGen brand 10w chargers from amazon for $10. …
- Written by John G from APPLE VALLEY
1474 of 1885 people found this useful
Constantly needing to replace
I got my iPhone 5 the day of release. My biggest issue is my lightning charger cord. I am about to buy yet another one. This wi I got my iPhone 5 the day of release. My biggest issue is my lightning charger cord. I am about to buy yet another one. This will be my 4th cord. It gets jacked up at the end where I plug it into my phone. It occurs because I am using my phone while it's plugged in. Can you blame me. It's a fun little gadget, and I'm always draining the battery (which is really easy to do even with all kinds of juice suckers turned off). I treated my old devices the same and those cords were pretty hardy. I'm ok with the new lightning bit, the cords just need to hold up better. …
- Written by Jennifer W from Austin
Never had an issue
An excellent product. I have been using my original for 14 months with no issue.
- Written by Timmy S from Rocky Hill
0 of 2 people found this useful
The cord is terrible
I literally got my phone on Christmas, and it held up for about a month and a half... This is freaking horrible. I see all the bad I literally got my phone on Christmas, and it held up for about a month and a half... This is freaking horrible. I see all the bad review. I mean, it charges great, but if I'm gonna have to continue to buy more and more chargers, um, no! Waste of money. Very dissatisfied.
I'd give it a 0 rating.. …
- Written by Raymond G from Yuma
9 of 10 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what do I need to transfer photos from my COMPUTER to my mini Ipad
- Asked by Terence B
- Feb 26, 2013
- Asked about: Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes You should already have everything you need, but I'll run over it... You need a computer with iTunes installed, a sync cable to connect the iPad to the computer, and of course the iPad. Fire up the computer and Itunes, then connect the iPad to the computer. Once ithe iPad connects and finishes syncing select it in Itunes. (It will appear in the upper right area of the screen once the computer detects it is connected) Now just click on the "Photos" tab. From there you can enable photo import to the ipad and choose which folders on your computer to import. After you do that click Sync and the folders & photos in them will import to the ipad. …
- Answered by Thomas F from Concord
- Jun 4, 2013
Can i hook up to a printer and print from the Ipad using the usb cable?
- Asked by Chadwick B from Fairmount
- Nov 29, 2012
No, Apple mobile devices that run iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) can only print to an AirPrint enabl No, Apple mobile devices that run iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) can only print to an AirPrint enable WiFi printer on the same Wireless network. Most new HP printers feature AirPrint. …
- Answered by Skyler H from Portland
- Jan 23, 2013
Is this cable faster than the old connection?
- Asked by Daniel S
- Sep 13, 2012
No, while the name implies a speed change "Lightning" is just the name for the plug it still utilize No, while the name implies a speed change "Lightning" is just the name for the plug it still utilizes USB 2.0 technology. …
- Answered by Austin L from Deerfield Beach
- Sep 15, 2012
I believe you are looking for this product: MD821ZM (copy/paste that model number into your search e I believe you are looking for this product: MD821ZM (copy/paste that model number into your search engine) Lightning to USB.
However, you can only import photos and videos from the USB drive to your iPad. Also if it's a hard drive, it has to be externally powered. your iPad does not supply enough power to spin the discs in the hard drive.
Good luck! …
- Answered by Cong W from San Francisco
- Jan 27, 2014
Will iPhone 5 data USB cable work on ipad 4.
- Asked by Ann Marie A from Manteca
- Sep 9, 2013
I'm not the biggest tech savvy; but I do know that it will work. Even though it works; since an iPad I'm not the biggest tech savvy; but I do know that it will work. Even though it works; since an iPad 4 needs much more power than an iPhone 5; it will take much longer to charge since the iPhone 5's charger doesn't use as much power. I have also heard that it is not healthy for devices when you use chargers that aren't necessarily created for them. I wouldn't take this risk though, you should just purchase a separate charger that will help deliver the appropriate amount of energy to your iPad. Good luck! :) …
- Answered by Gaaya . from Stouffville
- Jan 2, 2014
How long should it take for the lightening charger to charge a completely dead ipad 4?
- Asked by Michele F from Monmouth
- Feb 12, 2013