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
2360 of 3087 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
1510 of 1946 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 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
1132 of 1590 people found this useful
Use Amazon basics cable instead
The Apple lightning cable is poorly constructed. I owned 4 of them since last year. Only 1 of them still works.
- Written by Shadanan S from Champaign
These new cords are terrible! I haven't had one last more than about six months before the end with the lightning plug sparked an These new cords are terrible! I haven't had one last more than about six months before the end with the lightning plug sparked and frayed :/ This wouldn't be so upsetting if I didn't still have the cord from my first iPod, which is about 10 years old, and still works perfectly. I do prefer the lightning connector, but the quality of the cords really needs to improve! …
- Written by Ashley Z from Havertown
Worst product made by Apple
I've been using Apple's products for many years, as far back as the first iPods in the 1990's (which still runs well). I've not h I've been using Apple's products for many years, as far back as the first iPods in the 1990's (which still runs well). I've not had any reason to complain about the quality of Apple products until now. This Lightning Cable is absolutely the worst product made by Apple I've encountered. The cable that came with my iPhone has started to fail charging and is fraying from just basic everyday use. I've had to buy new ones. I'm concerned that the care and attention to quality that kept me a customer all these years is fading. Don't let it fade. …
- Written by Mario S from Washington
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 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 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
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
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 8, 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 1, 2014
How long should it take for the lightening charger to charge a completely dead ipad 4?
- Asked by Michele F from Monmouth
- Feb 11, 2013