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The best lightning cables for iPhones, iPads, and more

Person holding an iPhone with a lightning cable charger plugged into it

If you’re an iPhone user, an iPad owner, or regularly use any other type of Apple device, you’re undoubtedly familiar with lightning cables. Lightning cables are a staple in the Apple world. Used to charge your Apple devices as well as connect them to other devices for more functionality, lightning cables are something that every Apple user should have on hand (at least one, but probably multiple)! After all, there’s nothing worse than realizing your device is about to die with no way to charge it.

One way to make sure you always have a lightning cable on hand is to get product protection. Mulberry Unlimited can cover all of your Apple products and more under the same protection plan for less than the price of your monthly Apple TV+ subscription. Where AppleCare falls short of providing comprehensive product coverage, Mulberry Unlimited offers unlimited coverage and claims with no deductibles or hidden fees.

Install the Mulberry browser extension to find out more, and to view the best product protection plans for your lightning cables and other Apple products.

What are the best lightning cables?

While lightning cables are an Apple invention and used exclusively for Apple devices, did you know that you can purchase lightning cables from companies besides Apple? In fact, some people would argue that some of these companies actually make better lightning cables than Apple does. Wondering where to get the best lightning cables for your Apple devices? Check out our guide below!

Startech Lightning Cables

While Apple lightning cables work decently well, sometimes their short length and lack of unique features can be2 less than ideal. If you’re looking for a lightning cable with greater variability, try a Startech lightning cable. With various colorways, lengths, and wire types to choose from, you’ll be able to find the lightning cable that perfectly fits your needs.

Worried Startech’s lightning cables won’t work as well as Apple’s? Rest assured that they're MFi certified, meaning they’ve been reviewed by Apple and are guaranteed to work with your devices. They have options starting at $24.99.

Anker USB-C to Lightning Cables

For fast charging and excellent durability, try an Anker USB-C to Lightning Cable. Built to last 12 times longer than a regular lightning cable, Anker lightning cables won’t degrade and wear out with multiple bends like other lightning cables might.

Available in 3-foot, 6-foot, and 10-foot lengths with multiple colorways, Anker USB-C to Lightning Cables are a versatile purchase you’re sure to be satisfied with. They're also cheap, with prices starting at just $12.99.

Belkin Boost Charge Pro

Fast charging, extremely durable with a braided rope design, and complete with a magnetic clip to manage excess length, the Belkin Boost Charge Pro lightning cable is made to withstand the test of time. In fact, it’s built to last 30 times longer than a typical PVC cable.

As a bonus, the Belkin Boost Charge Pro is available in multiple cute colorways, including light pink, white, black, and blue. It's also MFi certified. This cable is a little more expensive than others, however, at $29.99.

Mophie Fast Charge USB-C Cable with Lightning Connector

If you’ve spent any time looking for a high-quality charging solution for your Apple devices, you’ve probably come across the Mophie brand. Mophie is a well respected name in the technology world, with a strong niche in producing chargers. Mophie chargers are high-performing, good quality, and built to last, and their lightning cables are no different.

Although it’s a little more expensive than a typical lightning cable at $29.95, the Mophie Fast Charge USB-C Cable is built to last thanks to its heavy-duty construction and braided cable design. It's also made with a Dupont Kevlar reinforced core, which allows it to be particularly flexible and durable.

Final thoughts

While you’re shopping for your new lightning cable, take some time to look into purchasing a product protection plan for your Apple devices too. Although many Apple products come with AppleCare, it can be expensive and doesn't provide the level of coverage necessary for the things you use and rely on every day.

An extended warranty plan gives you excellent coverage for a low price! Extended warranty plans are an important way to help you make the most out of your purchases. Accidents happen, and it’s important to make sure your purchases are covered so you don’t have to waste money on expensive repairs or replacements if your devices get damaged.

If you’re not sure where to start when searching for a product protection plan, try installing Mulberry’s free browser extension. You’ll be able to see what product protection is available to you and get alerts in real time as you’re shopping.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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