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 got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone I got the iPhone 5 4 months ago and this cable that I received with my phone doesn't work anymore. The cable I had with my iPhone 4, I had for 2 years with no problems at all. So I find it very strange that the lighting cord can stop working so easily. Even the cord for my first generation iPod touch which is 6 years old and it still works. Now I have to go buy another cord and spend more money to keep using my phone. I hope the issue gets fixed soon because I don't want to keep buying new lighting cords every 4 months. …
- Written by Amanda L from Little Egg Harbor
1067 of 1165 people found this useful
It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my It's unfortunate that this cord is so necessary. I've gone through three different lightning cords in the four months I've had my iPhone 5. All three have inexplicably stopped working. Each has gotten a short in the cord where it meets the lightning end though I've been careful to leave them straight, treat them gently (especially since the first failed). With my current cord, I have to hold the lightning end of the cord in a certain direction to get it to work.
On top of that, when it happens to short out, it interferes with the electric current, disabling linked ports. i.e. when it shorts out in any of my computers' USB ports, the other ports become inactive as well (disabling my external hard drive and USB mouse); when it is plugged in a charger with multiple outputs, the other outputs become inactive as well.
After buying several chargers, three iPods, three iPhones, and an iPad, I had amassed ten of the old 30-pin connectors. All ten work just as well as they did when I brought them home; I took it for granted that I never had an issue with any of them. …
- Written by James H from Fayetteville
937 of 999 people found this useful
Not up to usual Apple quality standards. Breaks down with normal use.
- Written by Ravi G from Seattle
905 of 976 people found this useful
Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5
This is the worst thing Apple ever made. Apple needs to do some quality control. This cable is not cheap. In last 18 months I alre This is the worst thing Apple ever made. Apple needs to do some quality control. This cable is not cheap. In last 18 months I already bought 4 of them for my 2 iPhones. Now I need to buy one more as both of my cable are broken again. …
- Written by Mohammad A from Woodside
lightning to usb cables
is it too much for apple to redesign these cords to be more durable?
i know i myself have gone through 6 of these cords in 12 mo is it too much for apple to redesign these cords to be more durable?
i know i myself have gone through 6 of these cords in 12 months .... its perhaps due to my job as a driver . But really at 30 bucks a pop here where i live and 21 on line ... it all adds up fast.
the cords should be more durable for when we are trucking etc..i know not everyone has this problem but i myself know alot of people have the same concern as mine.
both ends of these cords get worn fast and there is really no extra support around the ends of both . there are other brands out there that are made awesome but after buying two of the other brands and doing updates now those two very durable cords are NOT supported on iphone, ipad or ipod..
when investing alot of our money as we each do into our apple products - is IT THAT HARD FOR APPLE to redesign a more solid cord? and make them longer...
OH and how about the horrible batteries in iphone 5 now ... im 20 months into my iphone and it will NOT hold a charge for more then 10 minutes...
have done all things possible at apple store etc to try resolve battery problem and nothing works..phone batteries should last longer then 20 months for battery life with out costing us apple lovers so much money …
- Written by Roberta A from grande prairie
Well I've had this charger for a few months and suddenly it doesn't work. I'm guessing it's the way I use it but I feel like this Well I've had this charger for a few months and suddenly it doesn't work. I'm guessing it's the way I use it but I feel like this charger is too weak and should be upgraded. My iPhone 3 charger that I used to have worked great even if the skin on the charger was ripped. Guess I have to buy a new one. …
- Written by Reina N from Maryland
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Do they make a longer cord for charging the Ipad?
- Asked by Brenda H from Bancroft
- Mar 27, 2013
I bought my much longer cord at the Apple store
- Answered by Luis W from San Antonio
- Apr 14, 2013
is there warranty for the Lightning to USB Cable?
- Asked by Aaron S
- Oct 20, 2013
Keep in mind, the cable that came with your device is covered by the device warranty. Don't Yep
Keep in mind, the cable that came with your device is covered by the device warranty. Don't buy a new cable if your phone is only 4 months old and it stopped working! Apple will replace under warranty. …
- Answered by Zachary M from Landisville
- Nov 30, 2013
Is there a lightning to 3.5mm cable for connecting a nano to AUX plug in a car
- Asked by Frank P
- Feb 15, 2013
I have an iPod 7 generation and I use the headphone jack on it to the aux jack in my truck and it wo I have an iPod 7 generation and I use the headphone jack on it to the aux jack in my truck and it works just fine. No problems. …
- Answered by Christopher R from Cambridge
- Jun 28, 2014
lightning to usb 3.0 cable?
- Asked by Robert S G from Ukiah
- Nov 19, 2013
The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cables are the same. You can hook your regular lighting cable to a USB 3.0 p The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 cables are the same. You can hook your regular lighting cable to a USB 3.0 port. iPhone 5s is a USB 2.0 device; so, you will not get USB 3.0 speeds. …
- Answered by Christopher S from Joppa
- Jan 12, 2014
Do you have a recharge cable for an IPAD 1ST GENERATION?
- Asked by Anthony B from Roseland
- Mar 6, 2013
If you mean 30 pin yes they still make it.
- Answered by Max W from Pacific Palicades
- Sep 21, 2013
Can i transfer picture files from my laptop that has regular usb to my ipad mini with this cable?
- Asked by Bullet N from Hampton
- Mar 20, 2013
Yes, of course!
If you are using the USB-to-Lightning cable that came with your new iPad Mini, you Yes, of course!
If you are using the USB-to-Lightning cable that came with your new iPad Mini, you will have no problem syncing photos from your PC (or Mac). Just make sure you install iTunes on your computer first, it's free, and secure.
Feel free to ask if you need detailed instructions!
- Answered by Teij S from Chilliwack
- Mar 23, 2013