Where can you get a high quality lightning cable? Ever since Apple released the lightning cable specification to any manufacturer using the MFi program (made for iPhone/iPad), all sorts of lightning cables have flooded the market. Inevitably, some of these iPad/iPhone lighting cables have turned out to be super cheap and poor quality. We’ve sorted through a bunch of lightning cables and found some of the best high quality lightning cables around.
Your top options for the best high quality lightning cable:
Anker Lightning to USB iPhone/iPad Charger Cable
Anker is a company founded by former Google employees who were tired of buying poor quality computer accessories. They founded their own company and today their high quality lightning cable is every bit as good as Apple’s original lightning charging cable– and perhaps even better. Their iPhone and iPad lightning charging cable is MFi certified and has 11,870 reviews on Amazon, of which 93% are positive. That’s pretty incredible if you think about it.
These Anker lightning charging cables are also available in white, black, blue, green, pink, and yellow (see the color chooser on the Amazon page).
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AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable
Amazon now makes its own extremely high quality iPhone + iPad accessories at very affordable prices. With thousands of positive reviews for their lightning charging cables, they’re hard to beat.
AmazonBasics Apple Certified Retractable Lightning to USB Cable
In some cases, you might want a retractable lightning cable. For instance, you might want to throw a lightning cable in your pocket, purse or backpack, without it tangling up with your keys, headphone cables or other stuff. In these scenarios, a retractable lightning cable like this one works very well. AmazonBasics made this high quality lightning cable and it has gotten almost entirely positive reviews from customers. Measures 2 feet long and comes in both a white version and a black version.
Avolare 3Pack 3ft 6ft 10ft Durable USB Cable Nylon Braided Lightning Sync and Charging Cord
If you’re looking for a variety of high quality lightning cable lengths, this three pack with a 3 foot, 6 foot and 10 foot version (0.9m, 1.8m, 3m) fits the bill perfectly. Each of the three included lightning charging cables is coated with durable nylon braided coating to ensure that the cables are protected from wear and tear.