Person holding an Anker Lightning to USB-C cable next to an iPhone
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The iPhone still uses a Lightning port for charging and data connections, but a cable with a USB Type-C port on the other end can boost charging speeds. Now you can get a USB-C to Lightning cable from Anker for just $11.

The 6-foot Anker PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning Cable (what a name!) is now on sale for $11.04 at Amazon, a 15% reduction from the usual price. It allows you to connect any iPhone, iPad, AirPods case, or other Apple device with a Lightning port into a USB Type-C charger. That can be helpful if most of your other devices are already using USB Type-C for data and charging, and not older USB Type-A or microUSB connections.

Anker USB C to Lightning Cable

This 6-foot USB Type-C-to-Lightning cable gives more convenient and faster charging to iPhones, iPads, and other devices stuck with Apple's outdated connector. Click the Coupon checkbox on the Amazon listing to get the discount.

Besides convenience, USB Type-C cables can charge modern iPhones more quickly than older USB Type-A cords, thanks to the magic of USB Power Delivery. For example, the iPhone 14 series can charge at 20W with a USB Type-C-to-Lightning cable, if you have one of the best phone chargers that can deliver at least 20W.

The new cable is a great choice if you’ve been using older Type-A cables with your Apple devices, or if you just need a replacement cord for whatever reason. Anker says it has been tested to withstand “over 12,000 bends in strict laboratory tests,” and it has MFi certification from Apple for safe charging.

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