This 1 Meter USB 2.0 cable connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing and charging.
Or you can connect to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.*
Apple has updated its support website to help iPhone and iPad users identify when they are using a Lightning cable or accessory that is neither made by Apple nor an authorized partner. The support site, which gives examples of common ways genuine cables / accessories and those which are fake can be differentiated, goes into surprising detail about how to spot a fake.
With Lightning cables and accessories being used to charge iOS gadgets the world over, Apple is keen to point out the dangers of using unauthorized ones with their devices, suggesting that they can lead to hardware problems further down the line. There have been countless reports of iPhones catching fire over the last few years, with fake charging cables tending to be the culprit, too.
On its support site Apple shows users how to differentiate between legitimate and fake accessories, even going so far as to highlight the differences in the ways USB connectors are constructed as well as how fake accessories are made of cheaper materials. By using photos to illustrate the point, Apple hopes that it will be able to reduce the number of problems caused by people using cables that don’t have its seal of approval.
Lightning to USB cable, Lightning-connector end
Here are examples of the Lightning connector end of the Lightning to USB cable. The first three are Apple-certified, the others are counterfeit or uncertified.
What’s in the Box
Apple Lightning to USB Cable (1m)
Compatible with (below model and all Other New model)