Since iPhone 11 Pro launched in 2019, Apple company has provided iPhone customers with two types of charging cables, the USB C to Lightning cable and the USB A to Lightning cable. Both cables are compatible with every iPhone since the iPhone 5 with the Lightning connector. Along with the USB C to Lightning cable is the 18W USB C PD power adapter, but it only shipped with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
After the launch of the iPhone 12, Apple didn't offer the iPhone 12 charger in the package, and the 5W USB power adapter and the USB cable that came with other iPhones were also replaced with a USB C to Lightning cable to achieve their environmental goals. Using a USB C PD charger (over 18W) and the USB C cable can charge your phone to 50% in just 30 minutes when the phone is low on power.
Fast charging is a handy technology that allows users to get more power for their handhelds in a short period. It's worth having a couple on hand. You can use it to data sync or charge your iPhone from your MacBook or iPad Pro without a USB C hub. But to take full advantage of it, you need both the right chargers and the right cables.
How to choose a qualified USB C to Lightning cable
Fast charging is available on all Apple-made smartphones starting with the iPhone 8. If your iPhone, such as iPhone 11/iPhone SE (2nd generation), still packs a USB A to Lightning cable, it is recommended that you buy a USB C to Lightning cable yourself. It doesn't have to be Apple-branded. You can choose MFi certified third-party cables with confidence.
MFi is an acronym for Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad. MFi certification is only given for accessories that Apple has verified as safe for their products. MFi gives the assurance that you’re buying a product that has been approved by Apple specifically for its products. These cables feature an MFi-approved power chip for reliable charging. That way, your device stays safe from risks such as over-voltage, overheating, or overcharging. Moreover, certified accessories will continue to work with your device without issue, even after an iOS update.
However, the charger does not need to be MFi certified, because the PD fast charging technology it adopts is the unified standard of the industry. You can choose the Apple 20W USB C power adapter, buy a third-party USB C PD charger above 18W, or use the Apple USB C charger for MacBook Air/Pro or iPad you have on hand, like a 30W/61W/67W USB C wall charger, etc.
About CableCreation’s Lightning cables
CableCreation's cables are all guaranteed to be of high quality. And we have applied for MFi certification for every Lightning product. You can find the MFi certificate of CableCreation through MFi Licensed Accessories. We also offer a two-year warranty on our products.
Our 6ft USB C to Lightning cable is stress-tested over 10,000 bends, ensuring you get a durable, reliable charging cable that easily becomes one of the top iPhone accessories. It's longer and more versatile than the cable that comes bundled with your iPhone. With the above-mentioned USB C PD charger, they can charge your iPhone from 1% up to 50% in around 30 minutes. And the cable provides 480Mbps data transfer speed, transferring large files within minutes. It also uses a black soft TPE jacket that is dirt-resistant and durable.
We also have a 1ft USB C to Lightning cable with braid, which is perfect for charging with a power bank and is a great choice for travel. So if you need a spare USB C to Lightning cable to charge your Apple iPad, iPhone 11, or AirPods with a laptop or existing charger, we've got you covered.
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