Anker to Launch USB-C to Lightning Cables in March

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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.

Article Link: Anker to Launch USB-C to Lightning Cables in March
 

garoto

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Everyone, just skip this. Lighting connector is on its way out. Stick to USB A and whatever adapters you currently have. Paying $20-30 for all this nonsense cables and companies is the broke equivalent of death by a thousand papercuts.
 

Pepe4life

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What does it say about a Chinese company that sells chargers in US but refuses to have their products go through proper safety UL certification?
 

joueboy

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I love Anker, but $60 is a lot to shell out on a cable (even if they have lifetime warranty).
Well if you buy Apple original flimsy and frays in 2 months of daily use. Then Anker pays off in 6 months, but $60 for one time payment is a lot to shell.
 

Solomani

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Everyone, just skip this. Lighting connector is on its way out. Stick to USB A and whatever adapters you currently have. Paying $20-30 for all this nonsense cables and companies is the broke equivalent of death by a thousand papercuts.
Umm. This announcement is intended for people who already bought the more recent Lightning-port iPhones. You know… like the X, XS, XR, etc.

Many people who have those Lightning-port iPhones also have USB-C port Macs, iMacs and MBPs. So clearly these cables allow them to fast-charge their phones from their Macs with USB-C ports.
 

RevTEG

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Need 10’ cable! Come on, Anker!!
I bought 10 foot cable on amazon, but it's USB-C to USB-C. Works great and Im looking forward to using it with Ankers new PD1 Atom. I'll lose about 2 foot of length but the travel size should be much smaller than my current Apple set up.
 

mrow

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Here's one 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.
 

netdudeuk

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My XS Max charges quickly (about 1% / minute) using a normal Anker Lightning cable and an adaptor plugged into my MBP charger. Maybe not as fast as the specific Apple cable but still acceptable and faster than when plugged into a PC USB port.