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.

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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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

Mac'nCheese Avatar
71 months ago
Just in time for the next iPhones to ditch lightning cables for good.
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Westside guy Avatar
71 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!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4487549 Avatar
71 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrfr Avatar
71 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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chrfr Avatar
71 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrow Avatar
71 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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