NetStrand MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable (3-6ft)
The Benefits of an Apple Lightning Cable
Though the controversy has long since ended, many people might be surprised to learn that Apple's switch from the standard 30-pin dock connector to the 8-pin lightning connector on all of its flagship devices was a move that generated a huge amount of criticism when it originally happened in 2012. After all, Apple had already released several generations of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices with the "old" 30-pin connector. Now suddenly people would not only have to keep multiple cables around the house depending on which devices they were trying to charge, but they'd likely have to invest in a whole new set of accessories as well.
Luckily, that storm has truly passed - particularly when you consider some of the many advantages that the lightning cable actually brings to the table. The chief benefits of the lightning cable have to do with improved speed and reliability. Using a lighting cable is simply a faster way to sync data to a device like an iPhone and tests even indicated that devices charged faster, as well.
The cable itself is also much more durable than its predecessor, which will come with a sigh of relief for any iPhone owner who went to charge their device only to find that one end of the cable had begun to fray. The specific area on the cable where the cable itself met the 30-pin connector was a common breaking point for many people. The cables themselves were physically redesigned to avoid this type of problem altogether.
But maybe the most obvious benefit of the lightning cable has less to do with the cable and more to do with the devices themselves. If you've wondered how Apple has managed to release thinner and thinner iPhones every year, the lightning cable is a large part of the reason why. The lightning cable connector on the inside of the device takes up less physical space, allowing for thinner and more lightweight devices (with larger batteries as well). It probably wouldn't be possible to have an iPhone the size of the iPhone 8 Plus were it not for the advancements that lightning cables brought to the table.
But maybe the most important benefit of lightning cables, however, has to do with a little concept called MFi certification. For more details on MFi certification, click on the Q&A tab above.
The NetStrand MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable
If you need to replace a lost or broken Apple lightning cable, it's important for you to know that you certainly aren't without your options. One of the best among them is the NetStrand MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable - a great alternative that is available in lengths of three to six feet for you to choose from depending on your needs.
This cable was specifically designed to work with newer devices like the Apple iPhone 5 through the recently released iPhone 8 and iPhone X, along with newer iPad models that have the built-in retina display. As one can tell by the name, this cable went through the rigorous approval process with Apple to earn MFi certification - meaning that you get to rest easy knowing that you AND your devices are taken care of. In keeping with the sleek and sophisticated look that first party Apple products have become known for, the NetStrand MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable is available to order in a classic white color.
This cable has been both MFi certified and licensed from Apple, meaning that it is truly the type of product that will stand the test of time. Backed by only the highest quality materials and an industry leading lifetime guarantee, you can have the peace-of-mind that only comes with knowing that your devices will charge as quickly and as reliably as possible today, tomorrow, five years from now and beyond.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Apple, iPod, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Lightning is a trademark of Apple Inc.
From $8.99 - $9.49
NetStrand MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable Multipack
Charge your Apple devices with NetStrand's Lightning Cable, Mfi Certified and licensed from Apple. This cable is designed to work with newer Apple devices like the iPhone 5/6/7 and newer iPads with retina display. With FireFold's lifetime guarantee, rest assured your devices will charge reliably and quickly.
Apple, iPod, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Lightning is a trademark of Apple Inc.
From $17.99 - $59.99
IOGEAR GPACML01 DuoLing 2-in-1 Car Charger - Lightning, Micro USB
The IOGEAR DuoLing 2-in-1 Car Charger is an all-in-one solution to charging both Lightning and Android devices while on the go. This innovative cable features an adapter that fits both Apple Lightning and Micro USB enabled devices. The 2.4A output rapidly charges all of your devices, including power hungry electronics like tablets. The compact design plugs into your car's lighter socket, so you've always got power at the ready.
Heckler Design Right-Angle Lightning Cable
Upgrade your iPad's power cable to our right-angle, MFi-Certified Lightning Cable to keep your cord out of sight. The right-angle boot is the key to creating a clean look. When installed, the cable is angled down, rather than out, and hides itself behind the bezel of many of our products (see recommended list below). It's also MFi-Certified—officially licensed by Apple for compatible with your iPad.