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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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7 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.
Rating: 15 Votes
7 months ago
Pre-Orders. For a cable... smh
Rating: 13 Votes
7 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
Rating: 11 Votes
7 months ago
I'm kind of amazed at how happy Anker seems to be, over something like a cable
Rating: 11 Votes
7 months ago
Just in time for the 2019 iPhones to drop lightning and go USB-C :p
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago
Don’t know what people are doing to their cables, but I’ve never had a lightning cable break down. Never.
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago
There're happy about successfully tapping into a billion dollar industry...and WINNING!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-20/amazon-helps-shenzhen-ex-googler-turn-mom-s-money-into-a-billion
Rating: 5 Votes
7 months ago

This is nice. Now, they should also release a charging brick to go with their lovely cable.

They did, and it’s pretty amazing...
Rating: 5 Votes
7 months ago

They last longer than Apple branded ones. I just can't imagine paying another Apple's lightning that start breaking on the lightning end. I'm glad it comes with free when I buy the iPhone but after a couple months they're like China junk my original iPod Mini 30 pin cable still intact but these I think we're designed to fall apart quicker, gotta make money.


This. Almost all of our Lightning cables have done this and there is plenty of information online about it. All of the Anker braided ones have been fine.
Rating: 4 Votes
7 months ago

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


Why exactly wouldn't they?
Wouldn't you, if that cable was giving you some profits?
Rating: 4 Votes

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