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
2657 of 3681 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
1638 of 2183 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
1267 of 1863 people found this useful
Works as it should
is there something wrong with all of these other people? I have an ipad 3 and iphone 5. Both cables have had no issues and it's is there something wrong with all of these other people? I have an ipad 3 and iphone 5. Both cables have had no issues and it's not like I baby them. Just finally got another because I lost one. …
- Written by Charles M from Boulder
1 of 2 people found this useful
I've had an Ipod, an Ipad, and many androids, but the iPhone 5c is my first iPhone, and I have to say I really love it, but I ABSO I've had an Ipod, an Ipad, and many androids, but the iPhone 5c is my first iPhone, and I have to say I really love it, but I ABSOLUTLY hate the Lightning charger. It's the most fragile charger I've ever had in my life. So far I've had the phone since March and I've been through 3 chargers. The original charger it came with lasted the longest, the rest only lasted me maybe a month each. This is money that I don't feel like spending every time the cord frays or breaks, or if the tip of the charger breaks off or comes loose. If you want to buy an iPhone go ahead, but I'd suggest getting one that has the normal iPhone charger, those are way better. …
- Written by David S from Kingsland
1 of 2 people found this useful
Apple constantly prides itself in quality products. The ONE most important product to own is a well made charger! Otherwise, no de Apple constantly prides itself in quality products. The ONE most important product to own is a well made charger! Otherwise, no device can work properly. I have bought literally SIX of these chargers and they always break and stop working after 2-5 months. It is infuriariting to the point where I do not want to invest anymore into apple products. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS! …
- Written by Shalimar C from Norfolk
1 of 2 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 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
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