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
2823 of 4002 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
1741 of 2339 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
1110 of 1198 people found this useful
Won't last more than 2 months
Yet again, just like the last version, the cable stops working after a couple of months. Seems to be the case with any brand I buy Yet again, just like the last version, the cable stops working after a couple of months. Seems to be the case with any brand I buy and the same with the car chargers. What a racket. …
- Written by Kate E from Little Rock
2 of 2 people found this useful
Brand new iPhone 6, new cable, 4 weeks in cable starts having problems
Got a new iPhone 6 about 5 weeks ago, i use this same cable connected to my computer, and it stays there. I have a separate cord i Got a new iPhone 6 about 5 weeks ago, i use this same cable connected to my computer, and it stays there. I have a separate cord in my car that i also bought from Apple, and its getting the same problem. About a week ago, I randomly start getting an error "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" shortly after i sync my phone. I say randomly, because when i first plug it in, it works, but some time after i unplug my phone i see this error on my phone screen. This cable doesnt leave my desk, and it breaks down this early.
Second cable, one i use in my car seems to have the same issue developed, although seems for a different reason. If i look closely on the end that plugs in the iphone, there are 8 connection bits on each side. Some of them seem to have developed a small rash or (rust?) which may be preventing it from getting a solid connection. Ive tried cleaning it off, but that hasnt revived the cable.
Whats going on Apple? I have a cable here that i got from my iPhone 5 still on my desk and working fine, something broken with the new batch? …
- Written by Mateusz B from Toronto
2 of 2 people found this useful
Just bought my tenth cord last week and it's already almost broken. I'm tired of having to constantly buy these faulty cords becau Just bought my tenth cord last week and it's already almost broken. I'm tired of having to constantly buy these faulty cords because the software won't let me use another generic one. Although thanks to your warranty every time one breaks I just go into your store and get a replacement for free so I guess it's like paying $10 for a cord since I get two out of it. Oh well, for now I will be returning every broken cord for a new free one until you make a good enough product to last. …
- Written by Allison M from Pembroke
1 of 1 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
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
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
Can I plug this into my iPhone 3gs wall charger and charge the iPad 4?
- Asked by Scott S from Mabank
- Nov 9, 2012
After receiving my lightning to USB cable, the answer is yes. With the 5W or the resident 12W wall After receiving my lightning to USB cable, the answer is yes. With the 5W or the resident 12W wall charger any iPhone or iPad will charge as long as the cable from the wall charger to the product is the correct one (30 pin or lightning). …
- Answered by Scott S from Mabank
- Dec 8, 2012