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
2630 of 3621 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
1626 of 2163 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
1250 of 1833 people found this useful
We have 2 ipod touch 5g and have replaced the lightning cables 5 times (total) in two years. Very poor quality with outer layer pe We have 2 ipod touch 5g and have replaced the lightning cables 5 times (total) in two years. Very poor quality with outer layer peeling off or cable not charging the ipod. I still have my 30 pin connector from my ipod mini that works great and its over 8 years old. I purchased a galaxy s5 instead of the iPhone due to this lightning cable issue. …
- Written by Jodi R from columbus
3 of 6 people found this useful
Low quality cables for an otherwise good phone
As expected, my third Lightning cable decided to stop working and I've had my phone for less that two years.
Because I already As expected, my third Lightning cable decided to stop working and I've had my phone for less that two years.
Because I already had two break on me, I took special care of the last one, but even with handling the cable like a princess, it started to act up and lost its ability to charge the phone. Stupid me didn't even save the receipts.
I do like my Apple products, but the build quality is really bad on this cable.
I recommend saving and photocopying the receipt so that you may get a new cable from Apple when it will surely break.
The other suggestion I have is to make sure when you get the cable, to make sure it never twist or turns by adding some extra tape to both ends of the cable. Maybe that will prevent the shoddy solders from breaking loose. …
- Written by Jaakko H from Tornio
3 of 6 people found this useful
DO NOT BUY THIS
I cannot believe that Apple has NOT done anything about all the chargers breaking and getting knotted! I love the iPhones but the I cannot believe that Apple has NOT done anything about all the chargers breaking and getting knotted! I love the iPhones but the chargers are just horrible! After 2 years, I have been through FIVE of these cables. Apple is loosing iPhone customers because of this serious issue. Apple just doesn't realize what a big deal this is to everybody else and they need to take action right away …
- Written by Michael Q from ho ho kus
4 of 9 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
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
is there a warranty on lightning cables for iphones
- Asked by Daniel T
- May 6, 2014
- Answered by Nicole A
- Jun 2, 2014
How can I use other types of chargers that aren't apple brand for my iPad mini?
- Asked by Christina G from Saskatoon
- Jul 15, 2014
Is there a warranty period for this product?
- Asked by Jorge H from Sydney
- Mar 12, 2013
is there a shorter lightning to usb cable? i want one a few inches to connect external addtional battery instead of having to use the 3 foot long one
- Asked by Alan S from Woodmere
- Dec 26, 2012