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
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- Apple Lightning to USB Cable
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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
1212 of 1320 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
1080 of 1145 people found this useful
Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.
- Written by Ravi G from Seattle
1036 of 1113 people found this useful
The cable's rubber wrap doesn't last
The rubber that wraps and protect this cable always rips up after several months of use. Now I can see the metallic wires inside. The rubber that wraps and protect this cable always rips up after several months of use. Now I can see the metallic wires inside. It still works, but the build quality is really bad. 20$ for this is a rip off. …
- Written by Huynh Van Du T from Montreal
Absolute shameful garbage
Cable totally shredded, plastic jack crumbling, all with normal use. You know what? Scratch that-- this cable was actually babied Cable totally shredded, plastic jack crumbling, all with normal use. You know what? Scratch that-- this cable was actually babied from day one, because the only other Apple power cable I've owned did the same exact thing (charging cable for an old Powerbook). That one took longer to fall apart, at least. This hunk of trash Lightning cable, used only with one iPad, started looking beat up almost immediately. Did I mention it was babied from day one?? Apple, sitting on billions on cash, can't spend a little of it to develop a cable that lasts? Or maybe this was the plan-- "defective by design"..? Seriously, the actual insulation just started shredding off... I've never seen anything like it. I have a 14 yr old mouse (made by Billy up there in Seattle) that's seen daily, constant use, its usb cord getting pulled around for hours all day, and it still looks and works exactly as it did when I bought it. Dirty, sure, but structurally flawless. You can't do that, Apple? You can't make a cable that doesn't totoally slurp??? …
- Written by Derek W from Dixon
3 of 3 people found this useful
My iPad lightning to USB cable Cover has disintegrated 1/4 inch from the reinforced part. It sits in my bedside table and is plug My iPad lightning to USB cable Cover has disintegrated 1/4 inch from the reinforced part. It sits in my bedside table and is plugged in each night. Surely it's meant to last more than 2 months. We have 5 iPads, 3 iPhones, a Mac mini, an iMac and a MBA in the house, and are long time Apple owners. This has to be the poorest Apple product I've ever encountered. My mantra is 'it just works', but, Apple, you've let me down. I'd love someone from Apple to contact me, or challenge them to reply with instructions for appropriate use to make it last at least until the warranty expires. I doubt anyone could be more careful than I have been. Is there an alternative way to use the cable? …
- Written by Peter O from Prahran
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
- Mar 27, 2013
I bought my much longer cord at the Apple store
- Answered by Luis W from San Antonio
- Apr 14, 2013
is there warranty for the Lightning to USB Cable?
- Asked by Aaron S
- Oct 20, 2013
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
- Nov 30, 2013
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
- Mar 20, 2013
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
- Mar 23, 2013
does lightning to USB cable work with both iPad Air and iPhone 5
- Asked by Rebecca B from Rockport
- Jul 13, 2014
- Asked about: Lightning to USB Cable (1 m)
Yes, it is the same cable for iPad Air and iPhone 5.
- Answered by Ellen L
- Aug 30, 2014
Is there a lightning to 3.5mm cable for connecting a nano to AUX plug in a car
- Asked by Frank P
- Feb 15, 2013
I have an iPod 7 generation and I use the headphone jack on it to the aux jack in my truck and it wo I have an iPod 7 generation and I use the headphone jack on it to the aux jack in my truck and it works just fine. No problems. …
- Answered by Christopher R from Cambridge
- Jun 28, 2014
lightning to usb 3.0 cable?
- Asked by Robert S G from Ukiah
- Nov 19, 2013
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
- Jan 12, 2014