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
2624 of 3611 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 2159 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
1248 of 1828 people found this useful
Only issue I've ever had is this cable
So I'm EXTREMELY careful with my stuff. I don't even wind any cables while I store them away (but rather accordion it). This cab So I'm EXTREMELY careful with my stuff. I don't even wind any cables while I store them away (but rather accordion it). This cable still gets "knotted" over time near the connecters somehow. I have done my own troubleshooting and have discovered the following: The cable seems to get knotted regardless of what I do. The last one ever since it went from the 30 pin to the lightening also began splaying and tearing right at the knot. Observing my use, it seems that because the lightening connector "grab" area is much smaller than the previous 30 pin connector "grab" area, I tended to pull the cord out more by the cable than the connector "grab" area. Over time, this turned into a splayed mess. Apple stated that they will replace any cables that begin to knot while on warranty. They replaced mine and so I'm a happy camper. I will give this 3 stars because they replaced it without fussing about...but the actual cable is a 1 star. :/ …
- Written by Vin C from Mississauga
1 of 2 people found this useful
You had one job, Lightning cable ...
ONE JOB. Broke after 7 or 8 months, pins corroded, no charging, no connection to my mac.
- Written by JEFFREY J P from Brooklyn
2 of 5 people found this useful
Horrible, Criminal, Just Plain Awful
This is one of the main reasons I am getting a Galaxy 5 my next upgrade. For those of you who are more anal-retentive than the res This is one of the main reasons I am getting a Galaxy 5 my next upgrade. For those of you who are more anal-retentive than the rest of us: I never had to use extra care with micro-USB or 30 pins. I shouldn't have to be gentle with my cable because Apple is going downhill in quality. Other reasons I'm ditching the glitch and making the switch: iOS 7 barred us for using lightning cables of superior quality because they aren't authorized; that God-awful U2 album you gave me without asking; and Bendgate. Apple, your quality and practices are turning away even the die-hards. Get it together. Are you nothing without Jobs? …
- Written by Zakaria S from San Diego
10 of 17 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