Anker to Launch USB-C to Lightning Cables in March

Apple late last year began allowing third-party companies to produce Made for iPhone or "MFi" certified USB-C to Lightning cables, and as a result, multiple companies have been announcing the upcoming launch of new USB-C to Lightning cable options.

Anker today said that it plans to launch its first USB-C to Lightning cables in March 2019. Anker's Powerline+ USB-C to Lightning cables will feature an aluminum shell and protective braided nylon for durability, while the Powerline version will feature aramid fiber for improved strength.


The cables will be available in both three and six-foot lengths, with pricing to be announced at a later date.

Anker is also coming out with a USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter, designed for Macs with USB-C ports and the new iPad Pro. The adapter will allow Lightning headphones to be plugged into a USB-C port. The USB-C to Lightning Audio Adapter is set to launch in April 2019.

Starting tomorrow, Anker is launching its Powerport Atom PD 1, the smallest 30W charger on the market. Priced at $29.99, it uses gallium nitride, a new material that's being used in ultra small chargers for heat dissipation purposes. Anker's new Powerport Atom PD 1 and the upcoming cables will be available on Amazon.


Along with Anker, several other companies are coming out with USB-C to Lightning cables in the near future. Belkin and Griffin both have Lightning to USB-C cables coming in the near future at prices starting at $24.99 and $19.99, respectively.

Prior to 2019, Apple made the only official USB-C to Lightning cables available for purchase, which are priced starting at $19.

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12 months ago
Just in time for the next iPhones to ditch lightning cables for good.
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12 months ago

Just in time for the next iPhones to ditch lightning cables for good.


Doesn't matter - lots of people will continue to have a need for lightning cables for years to come. Heck, there's still a (shrinking) market for 30-pin cables, for goodness sake!
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12 months ago

Just in time for the next iPhones to ditch lightning cables for good.


There are roughly 800,000,000 iPhones in use today. Think they'll probably sell a few cables.
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12 months ago

I love Anker, but $60 is a lot to shell out on a cable (even if they have lifetime warranty).

Where did you get the $60 number from? There's no mention of Anker's cable pricing in this article.
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12 months ago

They make one and sell it on aliexpress. USB C to Lightening 10 ft (actually 3 meters) for $14.00. Not sure why they aren't selling it elsewhere.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Anker-PowerLine-USB-10ft-Durable-and-Fast-Charging-Cable-Kevlar-Fiber-Double-Braided-Nylon-for-iPhone/32714851058.html?spm=2114.search

I guess people are counterfeiting Anker cables now? Anker doesn't sell a USB-C to lightning cable at all yet.
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12 months ago

Here's one ('https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B07413RBY8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=AEEV2F21R6H1H&psc=1') of them.


Does Anker sell products in Australia? I’m guessing not because that is obviously some third party that probably imported a bunch from the US and is selling them for a big mark up.
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I thought Anker was a European company.


Originally from California, founded by former Google employees. They moved the headquarters to China so they could be closer to the manufacturing.
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12 months ago
Need 10’ cable! Come on, Anker!!
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12 months ago

It is aliexpress so anything is possible. The listing was for the "official" Anker store so who knows? They make no claims to be licensed for that cable, although they claim it for their USB A one. It could be that Anker simply decided to make them but not release the longer ones officially in the US?
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Possibly, or they could simply be selling them in China before they sell them elsewhere. Since Anker is a Chinese company I would think there is less likelihood that someone is just using their name, even if they are copying their designs. There is no way to be sure what is true.

I sent an email to Anker and will post response if I get one.

I can't imagine that Anker would risk losing their "Made for iPhone" certifications by selling unlicensed cables like that in China.
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12 months ago

I love Anker, but $60 is a lot to shell out on a cable (even if they have lifetime warranty).


Generally Anker outprices (is more affordable than) other brands like Belkin. If you ever see otherwise, it’s not actually Anker’s pricing. In this case, it’s clearly indicated as being sold by a 3rd party and not Anker. The 3rd party set that price, not Anker. I’m pretty sure Anker’s new cables will be $20 USD or less.
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12 months ago

A single PowerLine+ II cable is $55.67, but no I just pull numbers out of nowhere.

Funny, I search Amazon for "Anker PowerLine+ II cable", and I see lots of variants in the $12-$20 price range.
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