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.

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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.

    Article Link: Anker to Launch USB-C to Lightning Cables in March
     
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    Just in time for the next iPhones to ditch lightning cables for good.
     
  5. garoto macrumors member

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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.
     
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    I love Anker, but $60 is a lot to shell out on a cable (even if they have lifetime warranty).
     
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    It’ll go good with your $250 Monster HDMI Cable ;)
     
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    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!
     
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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?
     
  10. markaceto macrumors member

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    There are roughly 800,000,000 iPhones in use today. Think they'll probably sell a few cables.
     
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    I thought Anker was a European company.
     
  12. joueboy macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Where did you get the $60 number from? There's no mention of Anker's cable pricing in this article.
     
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    Did you have to make the same foolish comment on both macrumors and on reddit? You pulled that number out of nowhere
     
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    A single PowerLine+ II cable is $55.67, but no I just pull numbers out of nowhere.
     
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    You got a link to that? I’m scouring Amazon and the most expensive Powerline cable is under $20.

    Nobody is charging that much for a cable.
     
  17. martyjmclean macrumors 6502

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    Here's one of them.
     
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    You’re in Australia. Ok. I have no clue about prices there. Sucks for Australians, I guess. In the US, $18.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Funny, I search Amazon for "Anker PowerLine+ II cable", and I see lots of variants in the $12-$20 price range.
     
  22. mrow macrumors regular

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    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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  23. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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    yeah, that's a massive markup by some third party importer, not from original supplier.
     
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    Oddly enough Anker sells a 10 ft one on aliexpress for $14.00.
     

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