Anker Opens Pre-Orders for First MFi Lightning to USB-C cable, Shipping February 20

Mobile accessory maker Anker has opened pre-orders for the first Apple-certified USB-C to Lightning cable under the Made for iPhone (MFi) program, and will start shipping the cables later this month.


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

However, as noted by The Verge, it looks like Anker will be the first to make the accessory available, thanks to its PowerLine II USB-C Cable with Lightning Cable.

The cables will be available in both three and six-foot lengths and in different colors, but pre-orders are currently only for the three-foot White PowerLine II, which costs $15.99. An equivalent one-meter (or three-and-a-quarter foot) USB-C to Lightning cable from Apple costs $19.

All cables support Anker's Power Delivery system (using its separately available USB-C Wall Adaptor), have a 12,000 bend lifespan, and come with a lifetime warranty. The company originally planned to launch the cables in March 2019, but initial pre-orders will now ship around February 20.

Tags: USB-C, Anker

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20 months ago

I'm kind of amazed at how happy Anker seems to be, over something like a cable

If cables paid my bills, I'd be really happy, too.
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20 months ago
Pre-Orders. For a cable... smh
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20 months ago
I'm kind of amazed at how happy Anker seems to be, over something like a cable
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20 months ago

So why bother then? The only reason for buying 3rd party cable is if it is darn cheaper than 3 usd. Anker has not quality cables, I have one but it is slowly deteriorating opposing to Apple ones (and I use Apple ones way way more, Anker is just sitting in the drawer since I have many lightning cables from Apple devices).

My experience is completely opposite. Apple cables break very easily, Anker ones last forever
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20 months ago
Don’t know what people are doing to their cables, but I’ve never had a lightning cable break down. Never.
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20 months ago
Just in time for the 2019 iPhones to drop lightning and go USB-C :p
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