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
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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
2732 of 3834 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
1687 of 2255 people found this useful
ive had this for just over 3 months and the cable near the lightning end is all scrunched up and now it won't charge my phone unle ive had this for just over 3 months and the cable near the lightning end is all scrunched up and now it won't charge my phone unless i spend 5 minutes maneuvering the phone into a specific position so that it will charge and then i can't even touch it otherwise it will disconnect. i like the idea of the lightning over the 30 pin, but in terms of quality and implementation, i am very disappointed by this piece of s product i received. …
- Written by Russell W from Fullerton
787 of 842 people found this useful
Bought the Iphone 5 after 3 months the cord broke. I have the 3rd generation Ipod (2003) and 2 cords and never had a problem with Bought the Iphone 5 after 3 months the cord broke. I have the 3rd generation Ipod (2003) and 2 cords and never had a problem with the cords and both still work. I hope you are reading these reviews, for $20 please make these cords more durable so we don't have to keep spending $20 on these cheap things. …
- Written by Jennifer D from Pittsburgh
0 of 1 people found this useful
Never had one go bad - Apple is the best quality out there
I only use Apple cables and have never had a cable go bad or kink on any of our multiple iPhones or iPad. If you plug in and remov I only use Apple cables and have never had a cable go bad or kink on any of our multiple iPhones or iPad. If you plug in and remove them while holding the connector without grabbing the cable and yanking it out or stepping or twisting it on a daily basis it will outlast your product. …
- Written by Clayton M from Haymarket
1 of 2 people found this useful
Worst cable ever made,
I've had my phone for 1.5 years now and I have purchased nine charging cables for my phone. After the fourth Apple charger broke I I've had my phone for 1.5 years now and I have purchased nine charging cables for my phone. After the fourth Apple charger broke I just started buying the cheap five dollar charges because I could afford to lose five dollars every month. If I could give this product a negative star rating I would. Between the charger and the operating system personally I can't wait for the Samsung galaxy six to come out because I've had it with Apple products. …
- Written by Jodie C from Edmonton
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Can i hook up to a printer and print from the Ipad using the usb cable?
- Asked by Chadwick B from Fairmount
- Nov 28, 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 22, 2013
what do I need to transfer photos from my COMPUTER to my mini Ipad
- Asked by Terence B
- Feb 25, 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 3, 2013
Is battery charger under warranty?
- Asked by Lonelyn R from Taguig City
- Sep 2, 2014
Yes. The charging cables have a one year warranty. Contact Apple for a replacement :)
- Answered by Justin H from Novato
- Oct 5, 2014
Does the lightning cable use USB 3 or USB 2?
- Asked by Matthew S from Minneapolis
- Sep 12, 2012
The overview says it's USB 2.0 :)
- Answered by Travis W from Portland
- Sep 14, 2012
How can I use other types of chargers that aren't apple brand for my iPad mini?
- Asked by Christina G from Saskatoon
- Jul 15, 2014
I have switched chargers and cables around in my collection without problem except when it came to u I have switched chargers and cables around in my collection without problem except when it came to using the Travelovity set I bought for the nifty retractable cord. I thought it was defective until I discovered that it put out 5 watts only and the iPad requires 5.1. It wouldn't even trickle-charge it. It's 5.1 or nothing. It charged my phone just fine. Hope this helps. …
- Answered by Cheryl T from Monroeville
- Sep 16, 2014
Is there a warranty period for this product?
- Asked by Jorge H from Sydney
- Mar 12, 2013
- Answered by Ellen L
- Aug 30, 2014