TL;DR We’ve charged our iPhones with dozens of lightning cables over the years to find the best ones. The durable Anker PowerLine lightning cable is a cut above the rest.
Anyone who has ever owned an iPhone loves to hate Apple’s lightning cables. The charging cables that come with your iPhone or iPad don’t usually last too long, and you end up needing more than one lightning cable at home anyway.
Luckily, the internet is full of great lightning charging cables to suit your every need. Whether you need an extra long cord, a super short one, or the most durable one in the world, there’s a lightning cable for you out there.
However, there are lots of cheap lightning cables that aren’t MFi certified by Apple, and many of them are dangerous or ineffective. You should always buy MFi-certified lightning cords for your own safety, so we’ve rounded up the very best Apple-approved lightning cables we’ve tested over the years.
Although the Anker PowerLine is our top pick, for various reasons laid out in the slides below, you should also consider the Native Union Night cable, the Ventev ChargeSync cable, the Fuse Chicken Titan cable, and the AmazonBasics cable.
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