Lightning to USB Cable (1m)

  • Overview

    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 you can connect to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.*

    Highlights

    Reversible design

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Lightning to USB Cable

  • iPhone Models

    iPad Models

    iPod Models

  • 1.0 Average
    1 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Yeah they are terrible

      I love everything about Apple, except this. They keep breaking and this is ridiculous for twenty bucks a pop. Design change please!!

      • Written by Troy G from Melrose

      714 of 739 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Yeah they are terrible

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

      I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse. The Apple I have been through so many lightning cables, I have lost count. At least five of these 1m ones (all broke) and third party ones are even worse. The Apple cables cost way too much and are of appalling quality. It is galling to read the tiny number of positive reviews for this truly awful product saying that the problem is just because people don't take care of the cables. What offensive nonsense. They cost a lot of money and are a pain to replace, but they stop working even when carefully handled. The idea practically everyone else who has written a review is simply a careless idiot is not only rude, it is really quite dim. These cables have uber-delicate internal wires that seem to get disconnected very easily. The microchips in them require extra internal cables, so there is more to go wrong and it seems like the only design imperative was for it to be small. I'd rather something bigger that worked!! Third party cables frequently don't work and even those sold with 'Made for iPhone' approval and sold by Apple will frequently fail and many won't charge at all as the iPhone or iPad will claim that 'This accessory may not be supported' and then fail to charge. Of course, that's better than it exploding the phone if it really is dodgy, but come on! After having that issue with a LOT of third party cables, I bought more of these Apple ones and all but one have failed. It really is stunning why Apple allowed this problem to continue for so long and haven't apologised about it and still have made no promise to improve them. Of course, wireless and inbuilt solar charging would be great, but I'd settle for a cable that works. It is hard to know what to recommend as there aren't many alternatives that are very good either. That said, my Belkin one in my car has been OK for several months and has withstood being wound up and unwound repeatedly. My iPhone and iPad are a big part of my life, taking over ever more functions, and with services like Apple Pay we are placing ever more reliance on our Apple devices. If you run out of battery on the Tube in London, you could end up being overcharged if you can't touch out. If you were hoping to pay for a meal with your iPhone, you can't if it's not powered. Being able to charge the device up is so fundamental to being able to use these devices that I just can't see why this isn't being treated seriously. Wireless charging is long overdue and competitors are way ahead on that. I'm not going to upgrade my iPhone 6+ to the next model if it doesn't have wireless or a new type of cable. In the meantime, please stop selling these awful cables and switch to a toughened Lightning cable that is designed with some slack on the internal cables so they don't come detatched so easily! And please make it easier for third parties to make alternatives that are safe, cheap and reliable too. Luckily, my JBL speaker dock (cheap and v loud, highly recommended) does charge well (and has a USB port so can do your iPad at the same time if you can find a Lightning cable that works :-P ! It is truly infuriating that I'm now having to spend another £10-£20 on yet another cable. I could have paid for one year's access to Apple Music for the same amount I've spent on these ruddy things! I think I'll have to hope another Belkin one will be as sturdy as the one in my car!!! Come on Apple, my 128GB iPhone 6 Plus cost as much as a used car! Please make charging it more straightforward, less expensive and reliable! Pretty please?!

      • Written by Simon S from London

      357 of 369 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible. Keep breaking and cost is ridiculous.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple sinks to new low with these cords

      I paid a fortune for my cords because "off brand, inferior cords can ruin you iPhone" I was told by an AT&T rep. Well guess what? The Apple cords don't last. I paid a fortune for my cords because "off brand, inferior cords can ruin you iPhone" I was told by an AT&T rep. Well guess what? The Apple cords don't last. I've had it with this company and its attitude.

      • Written by William F from Blue Island

      323 of 332 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple sinks to new low with these cords

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Horrible

      This is horrible... I have spent so much money on these chargers. These Apple chargers are way to expensive for how long they last. i hope you guys can improv This is horrible... I have spent so much money on these chargers. These Apple chargers are way to expensive for how long they last. i hope you guys can improve them soon because this is outrageous. Hope Apple improves them soon!!..

      • Written by Marc Z from Aventura

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Horrible

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple, You Can Do Better!

      Hello Apple. I'm a longtime customer and own multiple Apple products, however, your lighting to USB cables need improvement. As you can see by the many 1-Star Hello Apple. I'm a longtime customer and own multiple Apple products, however, your lighting to USB cables need improvement. As you can see by the many 1-Star reviews, this cable is not meeting the needs of your customers. This improvement should not be linked to the next product cycle, but corrected as an opportunity on for continuous improvement. Your community has spoken so please listen. Don't forget what Henry Ford once said, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black." Are you listening to your customers?

      • Written by Thomas S from Los Altos

      4 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple, You Can Do Better!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Horrible

      These things don't last long. The whole lightning cable thing is a joke. I'm sure Apple says that they're "magical", though. Lol.

      • Written by SCOTT A L from san marcos

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Horrible

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