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Anker Lightning Cable / iPhone Charging Charger Cable (3ft), MFi Certified for iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5S (White)
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- Apple MFi certified: complete charge and sync compatibility with iPhone 7/7 Plus 6/6S Plus 5S/5C/5, iPad air/ air 2/ Pro, iPad mini/ mini 2/ mini 3/mini 4, iPad (4th generation), iPod nano
- Extra cable, extra durable: replace your 3ft/ 0.9M cable or add another for home, work or travel, with a 4000+ bend lifespan several times longer than standard cables.
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It’s not only pure power that brings the fastest charging speeds...
That’s why we design and create market-leading cables—safer, faster and more reliable.
Premium Lightning Cable
Our customers and the media all agree on one thing: this cable is probably the best Lightning cable.
It boasts increased durability, faster charging, faster data transfer and compatibility with almost all cases. Give your iPhone the treatment it deserves.
- MFI Certified for Peace of Mind
- Gold Plating Resists Wear and Corrosion
Lasts 4X Longer
Solving the iPhone’s biggest problem doesn’t require any special tools. Just an Anker cable with increased strength and durability.
Aramid Fiber Reinforcement
Bulletproof-fiber reinforcement ensures unprecedented tensile strength. Able to support up to 80KG it offers complete peace of mind.
Gold offers unbeatable conductivity and corrosion resistance. This cable utilizes those characteristics to offer superior connectivity and longevity.
With its thicker-gauge wire, charging and data speeds reach high levels. Save time every time you recharge.
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|Case Compatibility||Most cases||Virtually all cases||Most cases||Most cases||Most cases||Most cases|
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|Compatible Devices||iPhone 7 Plus / 7 / 6s Plus / 6s / 6 Plus / 6 / 5s / 5c / 5 / iPad Pro / iPad Air / Air 2 / iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 4 / iPad 4th gen / iPod Touch 5th gen / iPod nano 7th gen||iPhone 7 Plus / 7 / 6s Plus / 6s / 6 Plus / 6 / 5s / 5c / 5 / iPad Pro / iPad Air / Air 2 / iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 4 / iPad 4th gen / iPod Touch 5th gen / iPod nano 7th gen and Beats Pill+||apple iphone 6s plus, apple iphone 6 plus, apple iphone 5c, apple iphone 5s||apple iphone 6s plus, apple iphone 6, apple iphone 6 plus, apple iphone 6s, apple iphone 5s||Phone 7 Plus / 7 / 6s Plus / 6s / 6 Plus / 6 / 5s / 5c / 5 / iPad Pro / iPad Air / Air 2 / iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 4 / iPad 4th gen / iPod Touch 5th gen / iPod nano 7th gen||apple iphone 6s plus, apple iphone 6 plus, apple iphone 6s, apple iphone 5c, apple iphone 5s|
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Premium 3ft Lightning to USB Cable
Sync and charge with speed.
Apple MFi Certification
Each cable contains a unique, verified serial number and an authorization chip issued by Apple to ensure 100% compatibility with any Lightning device.
A Cable You Can Count On
We bent the end of this cable over 4000 times and saw no damage or change in performance. Heat-resistant connectors ensure complete safety and reliability.
Replace your original 3ft cable or add another for your home, workplace or suitcase.
The super slim Lightning connector head slots into virtually all case openings. Don't be denied your case of choice by a bulky cable.
At Anker, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.
iPhone 7/7 Plus 6/6s Plus 5s / 5c / 5, iPad Air / Air 2 / Pro, iPad mini / mini 2 / mini 3 / mini 4, iPad (4th generation), iPod nano (7th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation).
This cable's Lightning connector does not fit Lifeproof iPhone 6 cases. It will fit Lifeproof cases for other devices as well as the vast majority of cases from other manufacturers.
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There are only a small number of options for cables and accessories that fit the Apple Lightning connector. It is well known that Apple has broken with protocol with this connector and incorporates a chip which, among other things, requires that only adapters sold under the Apple brand or those which Apple as "certified" be used. Certified? A simple way of defining certified is that if a non-Apple seller wants their product to work with a newer generation iPhone, iPad or certain other devices that they pay a fee to Apple to get a compatibility code that they can use to register their adapter. That makes it a little hard for smaller companies to compete price-wise against Apple.
But yet there are a few of those smaller companies that are brave enough to compete on Apple's terms and offer accessories equal to or sometimes slightly superior to Apple itself.
Anker has jumped into the fray and has joined that small band of accessory sellers to offer a cable that is truly compatible with Apple Lightning devices. How does it compare?
So far I have only tested 3 Lightning cables sourced from reputable companies ... Apple itself, Amazon Basics and now Anker.
The Apple cable sells for $19.00 and is rarely if ever discounted. The Amazon cable, like most of their Basics line, is also sold at a fixed price which for this cable is $13.99. Anker's cable was selling for $9.95 at the time I got it but Anker does have a tendency to adjust their prices from time to time (the latest I checked it was $11.99
Visually they look very similar, Apple-white of course. The body of the three cables are similar to each other, the Apple and the Anker feeling identical while the Amazon cable is quite hefty at about twice as thick. It is at the ends that each has charted its own course and where the biggest differences lie.
While the Lightning and USB connectors themselves are identical, of course, which they have to be for compatibility, the molded caps are by far the biggest difference between the three brands. The Amazon caps are massive in comparison, certain to create major issues when attempting to use that cable with certain cases or receptacle connectors that are recessed. While the Apple cap is just barely larger than the connector itself the Amazon cap is approximately twice as thick at the lightning side and gigantic at the UBS side. The Anker caps are much closer in size to the Apple with the Lightning end being fractionally thicker (it makes no sense why they would choose to do this) and the USB end also being thicker but appearing to be about normal for USB cables.
Usually the length of the end cap isn't a concern but it is worth noting here that again at the Lightning side Amazon's is much
larger than the other two brands and does not have a strain relief which could cause the cable to break at that point. Anker has an adequate but Apple's is twice as long. The exact same thing is true about the strain reliefs at the USB end.
So, who is the winner? There is no contest that Apple wins. Yes it is expensive but it is just plain better and you are buying the confidence that Apple themselves is certifying that it will be compatible. However, and this is a big however, Anker comes in at second place in a contest that is almost too close to call. Unless you have a situation where the Anker won't physically fit your case there is no other reason not to consider it an exact replacement for the Apple-branded cable ... at about half the price. As for the Amazon private label brand? It loses on every point and comes in dead last.
This review is based on the OEM cable that was packed with my iPad compared to cables provided for testing by Amazon and Anker. The opinions expressed are my own.
Worked on both mine and my boyfriend's 5S's. Charged as fast, if not quicker than the Apple cords.
However, after three or four months (or three weeks on one of them 😭), they start to get that thing where they stop charging in a certain position. I pick my phone up, it stops charging and then starts again immediately. This isn't a big issue for just charging purposes, but I also use one in my car for listening to music via USB. I will get my phone to switch songs, and it cuts out and pauses entirely. So I have to look down and risk crashing to change the song :( now I just use Bluetooth, and charge my phone at the same time bc my battery life is awful even without BT on.
I foresee this getting worse with time-- so you have to keep the cord at a certain position to charge AT ALL. That's my main concern with this flaw tbh.
With this price point, I can't complain much. But its definitely worth noting ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Man, why are cords so hard to get right?
UPDATE (changing review from 2 stars to 4 stars)
I've had this charge cable for several weeks now. The build quality is unfaltering and I've had no issues using it to charge my phone. Intermittently, when I've plugged it into my computer, it surprises me and connects to my device for a few seconds before disconnecting.
I did not reach out to Anker support about this (I merely reported it to Amazon, who refunded my purchase), but they reached out to me. They provided me with a replacement, free of charge, even though I informed them that Amazon had already refunded me for the faulty device. The replacement they gave me was this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013JMBAMC/
The replacement cable has been more than adequate for my needs.
Anker support claims that they do have numerous checks to ensure the quality of all of their cables. Based on the behavior that I've seen in this cable since leaving my initial review (described above), I find it easy to believe that this cable was able to pass a reasonable test.
Further clarification: This was only used to connect my iPad to my iMac for charging and data backup. I have the original cable in my travel kit (yeah, worse if I can't charge when I'm on the road and really counting on my iPad for all my computer needs - so I have the Apple model there.) In other words, the cord was VERY lightly used.
I just bought an Amazon Lightning cable so I'll be seeing how well that works.