Apple has introduced a Lightning to USB-C Cable to its online accessory store that lets users connect their iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to a computer’s USB-C port for syncing and charging.

Significantly, the cable can be used with an Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter to take advantage of the fast charging feature on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but not the brand new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which lacks the fast-charge capability.

Lightning to USB-C cable
The new adapter will be a welcome option for iPhone and iPad owners who also own a 12-inch MacBook, which uses a 29W USB-C Power Adapter.

The cable comes in 1-meter and 2-meter lengths, costing $25 and $35 respectively, and both are shipping immediately. Apple’s 29w USB-C Power Adapter is separately available for $49.

Top Rated Comments

MikhailT Avatar
76 months ago
Why wasn't this included in the 13" iPad Pro in the first place? The charging time on iPad Pro is too long and you would have to pay 80$ to get a faster charging cable.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
76 months ago
And still only one Mac with USB-C.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Iconoclysm Avatar
76 months ago
Apple is the best company I know for convincing people that Apple can convince OTHER people to do things.
In the minds of these people, consumers are brain dead sheep who know nothing of what they buy.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
76 months ago
Cynically, you answered your own question: $80 is why it wasn't included. Apple is one of the best companies in the world at convincing their customers that a product they were satisfied with only yesterday, is somehow inadequate today. Not every company can do that. Even those that can, can't do it like Apple. You'll even find customers who will claim it's a defensible decision... and they will defend it.
Apple is the best company I know for convincing people that Apple can convince OTHER people to do things.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BruceEBonus Avatar
76 months ago
Whooooohoooooo! New cable! Yeah. Yeeeeeeeeehaaaaa! Awesome man! I'm getting the Space Gray one, man! Cable! Cable! Cable! Come on! Yeah!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JTravers Avatar
76 months ago
The USB-C power adapter and the USB-C - to - Lightning cable arrived today. Haven't tried them out yet since the iPad Pro is freshly charged, I'd automatically stuck it on the charger overnight. When the time comes I'll try the new cable and adapter. I bought both from Apple -- I'm not taking any chances with third-party cables or adapters.
Can't wait to find out your charging results!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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