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
2531 of 3414 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
1586 of 2081 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
1205 of 1733 people found this useful
The tubing on the cable over a period of time turns yellow, warps and starts to fray, exposing wires.
- Written by Toryan D from Seattle
1 of 1 people found this useful
I also don't typically write reviews but this is pretty pathetic. I always defend Apple and their high quality products, so having I also don't typically write reviews but this is pretty pathetic. I always defend Apple and their high quality products, so having a cable of such low quality and standards is an embarrassment to both Apple and the consumer. I'm waiting for the I6; desperately holding on to the I5 and pretty much having to keep it plugged in at all times (this is without FB or other draining apps) it's annoying to watch this cable fall apart so quickly. I don't think even the cheaper manufacturers could produce a product of this low quality. This is almost home made, but sold at premium prices. It's all in the details Apple; if this is a reflection of where the company is headed; the iPhone 6 may be my last Apple purchase. …
- Written by Vito F from Austin
1 of 1 people found this useful
I love all of my Apple products (iPod 3,4,and 5, iPad, and 2 iPhone 4s) but have been extremely disappointed in the USB cable. The I love all of my Apple products (iPod 3,4,and 5, iPad, and 2 iPhone 4s) but have been extremely disappointed in the USB cable. The rubber covering tends to wear very easily and the connections diminishes. I have had to replace all my USB cables at least twice for all of my products. I originally posted in the Apple Support Communities and I was verbally abused by 3 persons whom say they've never experienced this and I was a careless user. Although I know that I don't abuse my USB cables, I'm reassured that I was not the only one experiencing this same problem. Apple please find a better fix to this situation. Consumers purchase your products with money they've earned and it's not fair to have to continue purchasing USB cables just to utilize their products. …
- Written by Erica J from Spartanburg
1 of 1 people found this useful
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
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
how warranty would work on apple products?
- Asked by Rizwan R
- Jul 12, 2014
Depends if you have Apple Care+ or not.
If your asking about the lightning cable being replaced, A Depends if you have Apple Care+ or not.
If your asking about the lightning cable being replaced, Apple will send you a new one & you have to send them the old one back. They will also put a hold on your credit card account until the old cable is received. …
- Answered by Taylor E from Lewisburg
- Jul 14, 2014