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
- This cable is 3.25 feet/1 m long. It does not support audio or video output.
iPad (4th generation)
iPod nano 7th Generation
iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB
iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB
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 e 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
1819 of 2125 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 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
1216 of 1501 people found this useful
SOOO Much Smaller & Better!!!
Yes, they changed the connector. Yes it's kind of a hassle. But that's progress for you & I prefer this cable. No more fumbling in the dark - it just slides right in the right way every time. Apple does need to get a few more in the stores though. But love the new cable and love the new design. …
- Written by Tommy N from PENSACOLA
887 of 1148 people found this useful
The connector at the iphone side wire breaks too EZ!
I been through 5 of these things already! ALWAYS the connector on the iphone side that tiny wires get loose n breaks! Thus your phone can't sync & charge anymore! NO QUALITY!! Apple better fix it or make it wirelss charge or something! Really mad about it! I decided now to buy & return on them & they its defective!..HAha …
- Written by Aaron S from princeton jct.
I've only had the iPad mini for 3 weeks and the charger already stopped working!!!!! Not to mention my iPhone 5 chargers, I've alr eady went through atleast 2 chargers within 3 months !!!!! This is so inconvenient and getting pricey. These chargers stop working right away. I'm even afraid to touch or move the cord thinking I might mess it up or something. THIS CHARGER IS THE WORST! …
- Written by Marlene B from El Monte
Junk - don't buy
Apple should be be ashamed of the product quality. Cable breaks at a stress point at the transition to the lightning connector. Two cables broken in 4 months. If this were an auto company there would be a forced product recall. Come on Apple. Get rid of some marketers and hire a few competent engineers. You should make good on this and provide refunds to all purchasers. …
- Written by James E from Irwin
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Matthew S from Minneapolis
- Sep 12, 2012
Disappointingly it is only USB 2.0. Says so right there in the details. I was hoping for a lightning to thunderbolt cable or at least USB 3.0. What's the point of a new dock if you can't at least get much faster transfer speeds? …
- Answered by James K from Washington
- Sep 14, 2012
No. The 4 and 5 have different connection for charging
- Answered by Rodney M from Melbourne
- May 14, 2013
- Asked by Peter R
- Sep 15, 2012
It depends on the way you purchase the cable.
If Included inside the box of your iPhone 5: The ca ble carries the same warranty as your iPhone 1 year- 2 year depending of you purchase Apple Care. If your cable suffers due to a manufacturer defect then after scheduling a Genius Bar Appointment they will swap the cable for you. Physical damage from the consumer is not covered.
If cable is purchased as a separate accessory: You have 1 year of coverage. This also only covers defects in workmanship. Not Abuse or damage resulting from the consumer. …
- Answered by Steven B from Cypress
- Sep 24, 2012
- 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 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
- Asked by Sarah W
- Jan 20, 2013
You need to go into the 'iTunes' app on your iPhone, and open the 'purchased' tab at the bottom or t he 'more' tab or something.
Hope I helped!
From weeowey …
- Answered by Owen D
- Mar 26, 2013
No, but you can:
1. Get the 1m cable from apple and skip to the '4. '
2. keep your cable an d skip to the '4. '
3. Do both and go to the next number (4. )
4. go to eBay or amazon, and search for a 'USB Male to Female 3m cable' (you can change the '3' to whatever you like) and find one there (preferably the cheapest one). once you have got it, (excitingly) unwrap it from the packaging, and run to the plug where your charger is, plug the end of the extension cable into the charger (carefully, and make sure you plug it in the correct way up to avoid embarrassment) and plug the apple USB wire/cable of your choice into the female (port) end of the wire. Enjoy your super long cable!
from weeowey, who is always glad to help. …
- Answered by Owen D
- Mar 26, 2013