Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

“Apple’s 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price,” Jeff Benjamin reports for 9to5Mac. “When the cable debuted, the original price was $25 for the 1m version, and $35 for the 2m version.”

“It appears that last month, Apple quietly dropped the price of the 1m USB-C to Lighting Cable by $6, going from $25 to $19,” Benjamin reports. “This change comes amid rumors that new iPhones will drop the USB-A-equipped Lightning to USB Cables in favor of USB-C cables that are able to facilitate faster charging.”

“Keep in mind that the USB-C to Lightning Cable is just one piece of the fast-charging puzzle. Users will also need a corresponding USB-C charger, such as Apple’s 29W USB-C Power Adapter. While the 29W adapter is capable of fast-charging newer iPhones, that adapter is geared more towards the iPad Pro, and it ships with the 12-inch MacBook,” Benjamin reports. “With this in mind, rumors are suggesting that Apple will introduce a new 18W USB-C Power Adapter with a new design.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps the new 18W USB-C Power Adapter will take a bow with AirPower at WWDC’s kickoff on June 4th?


  1. I noticed this when I purchased a 1m USB-C to lightning cable a few weeks back. I shopped around online and was surprised to see that Apple’s cable was competitively priced. Given the ease of warranty support, it was a no-brainer.

    At the time, I actually asked the employees why the 1m cable was so much cheaper than the 2m cable (which is still $35). They didn’t know, but assured me they are functionally the same.

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