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[Apple MFi Certified] Anker Lightning to USB Cable (3ft / 0.9m)

[Apple MFi Certified] Anker Lightning to USB Cable (3ft / 0.9m)

Product Description

Connect with convenience to all your Lightning adapter gear.

Sync and Charge.

Whether you need to recharge the battery or transfer data - simply reach for this one cord and do it all.

Apple MFi Certification.

Each cable contains a unique, verified serial number and an authorization chip issued by Apple which communicates with any Lightning connector device to ensure 100% compatibility.

Great lengths.

At 3ft (0.9m), the cord length is optimized for use with hard-to-reach USB ports and out-of-sight wall chargers.

A perfect fit.

The super slim connector head slots into virtually all case openings - whether big or small - because we believe your choice of accessories shouldn't be restricted by the size of your cable.

Compatible with:

iPhone 6 Plus / 6 / 5s / 5c / 5, iPad Air, iPad mini / mini2, iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation.

Customer Reviews

Richard S. Blake III
  • Five Stars
  • Works fine, no issues, fast delivery.
  • 2014-12-18

Christopher Y.
  • Four Stars
  • Great product and it works as described. The cable is of good quality.
  • 2014-12-18

  • Four Stars
  • Great item!
  • 2014-12-18

Logan Idom
  • arrived the next day
  • Arrived the next day. Works perfectly.
  • 2014-12-18

  • Sturdy cable
  • Works great and very sturdy! It almost feels more substantial than the Apple one! Not flimsy at all. I have high hopes for this product that it will last a while. I bought this just to have a spare at work, and so far so good.
  • 2014-12-17
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Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 PM
We also agree!
Reply Report as spam Dec 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM
yes. they. are.
Reply Report as spam Dec 16, 2014 at 9:13 PM
I have done extensive testing and reviewed this product at several places. It is equal in performance to the Apple OEM and less money. In other ways it is nearly as good.
Reply Report as spam Dec 17, 2014 at 2:46 AM
Very Well Made Cable
I bought this to replace, the cheapo one I bought on eBay which lasted only a couple of months before snapping.You can tell straight away, that this is a much better cable ... well worth an extra couple of quid.
Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Dec 2, 2014 at 5:25 AM
I did extensive testing of several Lightning cables for a magazine article and ended up with the conclusion that the Anker was about equal in quality to Apple's own cable and better than any of the other non-Apple brands. The fact that it sells for much less than the Apple cable makes it the best buy available.
Reply Report as spam Dec 2, 2014 at 1:38 PM
I have never found an Anker cable I didn't like. They are great cables and I can always rely on them to work with any combination of phone, tablet and battery.
Reply Report as spam Dec 2, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Glad to hear you've upgraded!
Reply Report as spam Dec 3, 2014 at 3:30 AM
Longer Lightning sizes coming?
I like the quality of my Anker 3-foot USB-to-Lightning cables. But I have a few places where a longer cable would be helpful. I'd love a few in the 6-foot/2-meter neighborhood. Do you have any on the way?
Replies(5) Collapse Report as spam Nov 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM
David Hocutt
Wow! A 6 and 10 foot Lightning Cable? Where? Gimme, Gimme!
Reply Report as spam Dec 2, 2014 at 2:14 PM
I would second that request. I like to have the device plugged in but still be able to use it. I do have a 6 foot cable from another brand that works well but unlike the Anker cable it is too stiff.
Reply Report as spam Nov 24, 2014 at 5:51 PM
That's why I like to keep a USB extender handy 
Reply Report as spam Nov 25, 2014 at 1:50 PM
We have a 6 ft and 10 ft version available right now!
Reply Report as spam Nov 25, 2014 at 4:00 AM
Leave it to the Anker Team to come up with the best solution!
Reply Report as spam Nov 26, 2014 at 2:00 AM
It's on sale on
Though I coud not benefit from the promotion by purchasing it a few days before, I would like anker fans living in Canada to take a great interest in this product.As a buyer of this product, it is exqusite, sturdy, and very original-cable-like. Unlike some cables that are not MFI certified (which is incaple of transferring data from phone to computer), it provides wide range from charging and data-transferring with no worries of the cable getting crooked beyond recognition.If I were to choose between this and the original, this is the one I would definitely pick out.
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Sep 7, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words, it's really special to hear that our cable is preferable to the original.
Reply Report as spam Sep 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Study one
Much better then Apple's original cable.Side by side, you can easily discern that Anker's is way more durable and looks exactly the same as the original one. 
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Sep 5, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Glad to hear you prefer it!

We just tried to make the best cable we could at the best price for our customers and it looks like we've managed to pull it off.
Reply Report as spam Sep 8, 2014 at 12:30 AM
out of stock item
[Apple MFi Certified] Anker Lightning to USB Cable (3ft / 0.9m)Hello,I had purchased one of these cables on Amazon recently, and I'm pleased with the quality. I wanted to order another one; however, they are currently out of stock / not available.Can you please notify me when these are available again through (U.S.) Amazon?Thank you,P. Dorlig (
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Aug 14, 2014 at 2:11 PM

They should be available again in just under 2 weeks, sorry for the delay!
Reply Report as spam Aug 15, 2014 at 1:30 AM
I've been looking for lightning cables online and retail and I can't find anything cheaper than what you have. Will you have it available in black in the future?
Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Aug 1, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Yep, we're working on the black cable now and they should be available soon!
Reply Report as spam Aug 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Interesting detail about this cable
I posted a detailed comment about this cable recently. Since then I've found another reason to like it. This is hard to describe but the Apple-branded cable has a memory. Whenever I try to plug the USB end into my desktop hub the side that faces me ends up being the wrong side. With most cables, including the Anker, it is easy to twist it 180 degrees but not with the Apple. It's like a spring, it fights me and wants to snap back. Because I am fighting against the natural coil of the cable there is nothing I can do about it. So now I use the Anker cable on my desktop and I never have to fight to plug it in again.
Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Jul 4, 2014 at 8:21 PM
Andy Faulkner
sounds interesting 
Reply Report as spam Jul 5, 2014 at 3:06 AM

This is to do with the method that Apple use to bind the wires within the cables.

At Anker we do all we can to make the smart life easier so it's fantastic to hear another success story!
Reply Report as spam Jul 6, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Anker Lightning cable
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 $11.99Visually 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.
Replies(3) Collapse Report as spam Jun 26, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Thank you so much for the well written and informative review.

Our target is to make people's technology experience simpler and it looks like we're truly offering it in this instance!
Reply Report as spam Jun 27, 2014 at 3:30 AM
Good write up!
Reply Report as spam Jun 29, 2014 at 3:25 AM
Andy Faulkner
Quote From matthewryan: yes great article,  it appears the Apple always make their products restricted by their own standards 
Reply Report as spam Jun 29, 2014 at 4:41 AM
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