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
2868 of 4084 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
1302 of 1414 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
1773 of 2386 people found this useful
It's just awful
The lightning cable is the worst piece of technology I've ever dealt with. Seriously, this fragile cable is so bad I can't even ar The lightning cable is the worst piece of technology I've ever dealt with. Seriously, this fragile cable is so bad I can't even argue how other brands' products are lightyears away from Apple just based on functionality. Ok, I get the idea of the cable being versatile and all that but omg. SJ must be turning in his grave with the lack of customer care this cable represents. I'm not the worst handler, I've never broke any cable of any other brand before. And I had a lot of phones in the last 11 years. I must have switched phones at least 14 times and it's the latest (which was supposed to be better) that was the only which I've ever had any problem with. I could buy a cheap phone with the money I spent on this chargers, seriously. This is not funny. It makes me ignore any other features Apple products have to provide, I just want out of this product just because of the hassle. I hate to say it but Apple's lightning USB cable is awful and Apple's products are awful by association. …
- Written by Alexander M from Urbana
2 of 2 people found this useful
Apple thinks giving a sturdy charger is a issue of stylish prestige?? They think its very fancy to provide a delicate wired charge Apple thinks giving a sturdy charger is a issue of stylish prestige?? They think its very fancy to provide a delicate wired charger. Actually its so irritating and annoying that its worn out very frequently and have to replace it. If they are not going to address thia and deliver a good charger for people who aleeady own it am goin to switch from apple to android. I have been with apple for 6 years but this cheap thing annoys. I will also campaign my friends not to buy this one orally as well as in socia media …
- Written by Arun kumar S from Bangalore
2 of 2 people found this useful
Years ago when I purchased my very first Mac computer I fell in love! Since then we have had a great relationship, f Dear Apple,
Years ago when I purchased my very first Mac computer I fell in love! Since then we have had a great relationship, filled with continued love renewed every few years or so with a new necessity. My old Mac is now used for my kids, playing some old computer games and for typing practice. At 18 years old, it's a dinosaur, but it WORKS! My MacBook also works still although it needs to be plugged in now as the battery cannot hold a charge anymore. My iMac also still works, now 11 years old...has trouble with online stuff though as its a bit too outdated. My iPad2 is going strong, iPhone 3g just recently gave up, but that was after 5 years, dropped into the lake fishing (like 3 minutes completely submerged, no cover, cracked screen...), and countless spills. Now I have my iPhone 5S, gold:) I love it! What I don't like, it that it's cheaper quality than my old 3G, the cords have broken 5 times now, and the battery lasts for only half a day. It's 3 months old. I am finding myself drawn over the line to Samsung, as I have had to borrow my husbands Galaxy more than a few times, because my beloved failed me and died. I love you Apple, but my love is not unconditional. Your products are always industry leaders, driving the rest, why are you starting to fail me? Why begin making subpar products, when you have had only the BEST up until now? I have been using you since I was 8 years old, I am 36 now. Don't make me suffer through windows! Please, get back to the basics, quality, durability, functionality, superiority! Apple used to be the best, I recomended you for the last 20 years, helped facilitate the purchase of 500 iPads at my children's school, and use you exclusively at home. But as my newer products Appletv, ipad, and iPhones continue to have issues like battery durability, (iPhone4 was particularly awful) cables breaking constantly, and overall problematic systems requiring factory resets, AppleCare visits, and replacements I am becoming a little bitter. After my barely 2 year old iPhone 4 died due to faulty charging port, I put my faith in Apple and bought the 5s, now we are once again having problems. Not good! I may walk away after this, into the android world. I know they lag but at least they stay on, the Chargers don't break, and they are not completly outdated and locked out of App Store after 2 years. Apple this is a desperate plea, please get your s**t together! Don't force me to leave you! …
- Written by Sarah G from Burton
6 of 6 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
Why do I need this cable when I have Apple TV so I can play my movies from my IPad mini
- Asked by Mika V from Arlington Heights
- Mar 19, 2015
Will this charger fit into my iPhone 6 lifeproof case?
- Asked by Destinee P from Decatur
- Mar 15, 2015