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
2182 of 2744 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
1403 of 1770 people found this useful
Works.... Then doesn't
I got the iPhone 5 for a couple of week thes original cable worked perfectly until the bit of wire towards the lightning adapter s I got the iPhone 5 for a couple of week thes original cable worked perfectly until the bit of wire towards the lightning adapter starts to crimple, eventually it just doesn't work after more weeks off the cable working and not working constantly vibrating when trying to sleep, can drive someone mad!, I then bought a new offical cable and yet it worked perfect and the same problem occurred, I am sick of paying £15 each time the cable fails to get it replaced! …
- Written by Robert R from Preston
823 of 867 people found this useful
What is the plan?
Apple. This is shameful. The STANDARD LENGTH cables that I buy that are FROM APPLE do not last more than a couple of months. Wh Apple. This is shameful. The STANDARD LENGTH cables that I buy that are FROM APPLE do not last more than a couple of months. What is wrong??? The problem is that they simply stop charging. Soon, I will have invested more in cables than I did in my iPhone5 and all of the apps, themselves... (Lucky you, my iTunes money dwarves any of these amounts...) …
- Written by Steven G C from Boulder
How can they make such a piece of junk? Going on number 5. Very, very irritated
- Written by Charlie B from Westphalia
Our household have been mac users for over 15 years and have never had a bad experience with apple until now. I have spent in exce Our household have been mac users for over 15 years and have never had a bad experience with apple until now. I have spent in excess of £100 on leads in less than 10 months due to them breaking. …
- Written by James M from Paisley
2 of 2 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 26, 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 4, 2013
Does the lightning cable use USB 3 or USB 2?
- Asked by Matthew S from Minneapolis
- Sep 13, 2012
The overview says it's USB 2.0 :)
- Answered by Travis W from Portland
- 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 12, 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 5, 2013