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
2184 of 2747 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
1405 of 1772 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
1050 of 1418 people found this useful
What are you people doing to your cables???
I'm at a loss to understand how so many people complain about going through 2-3 or even more charging/data cables in a year's time I'm at a loss to understand how so many people complain about going through 2-3 or even more charging/data cables in a year's time. I have two "i" devices, have left one cable in my car and the other pulls double duty in the house. The one in the house has to stand up to several plugs/unplugs per day and the one in the car deals with frequent winding and unwinding. Neither has given me any trouble for over a year. And if they had failed within a year as many people's reviews state, I would have simply asked Apple to replace it. …
- Written by Christopher W from Holly Springs
My charging cable (Lightning to USB Cable) goes bad and I am not able to charge my phone. This happens because of the poor quality My charging cable (Lightning to USB Cable) goes bad and I am not able to charge my phone. This happens because of the poor quality of the charging cable. And this is my second charging cable I bought from Apple store which went bad. I guess I have to buy the third one which is ridiculous. I would really appreciate if the quality of the product can be improved rather than telling stories rather than replacing the cable. Apple is not the same anymore. …
- Written by mahesh reddy P from Airmont
Too expensive to fray like they do.
I haven't been able to keep my cables functional for longer than six months at a time. They fray constantly which leads to spotty I haven't been able to keep my cables functional for longer than six months at a time. They fray constantly which leads to spotty charging, then eventually to no charging at all. I've had to re-enforce my cables with a pen spring and electrical tape to make sure I get my money's worth out of the cables. They are very poorly made for an official Apple product. The rest of your products demand perfection inside and out, why are the cable that keeps them alive so different? …
- Written by Warren D from Ottawa
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
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
No, while the name implies a speed change "Lightning" is just the name for the plug it still utilize No, while the name implies a speed change "Lightning" is just the name for the plug it still utilizes USB 2.0 technology. …
- Answered by Austin L from Deerfield Beach
- Sep 14, 2012
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
Is this cable the same as the original that comes with the ipad, or a bit longer?
- Asked by Cassandre B from Philadelphia
- Dec 4, 2013
Is their a cable that goes from ipad to iphone 5?
- Asked by Suzanne F from Annandale
- Nov 5, 2013
There isn't a single cable (i.e. lightning to lightning) available for this purpose, however if you There isn't a single cable (i.e. lightning to lightning) available for this purpose, however if you use the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter cable (lightning to USB female) then you can connect this to your iPad and then use your standard cable that comes with your iPhone to connect to it.
For those wondering you can use this setup to transfer photos from your iPhone to your iPad for viewing, I use it all the time and is a very useful way of reviewing photos after a day's shooting. …
- Answered by Jose Michael G
- Dec 2, 2013