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.
All of the lightning cables in this article will work for all current iPhone models including iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone SE, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro max. You can also use them with iPads and iPad Pros.
Note if you have a Macbook with USB C ports, you will want a USB C to lightning cable in order to charge or sync your iPhone or iPad with your computer.
3 Best High Quality Lightning Cables
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).
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. These cables are Apple MFi certified to both charge and sync your iPhone or iPad.
If you’re the kind of person who’s always loosing their charging cables, you can buy these lightning cables in 2 packs or even 12 packs. Comes with a 1-year warranty.
Available Colors: Black, Blue, Gray, Red, White
Available Lengths: 4″, 3 Feet, 6 Feet, 10 Feet
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. This retractable cable is also perfect if you travel a lot and need a compact cable to carry around with you. AmazonBasics made this high-quality lightning cable and it has gotten almost entirely positive reviews from customers. Measures 2 feet long.
Available Colors: Black, White