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Anker's MFi-certified USB-C to Lightning cable launches this month

By Shawn Knight
Feb 4, 2019
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  1. Mobile peripheral maker Anker is now accepting pre-orders for its first MFi-certified USB-C to Lighting cable for iDevices.

    The Anker PowerLine II is white in color and measures three feet in length. It looks a lot like Apple’s official USB-C to Lighting cable but at a slight discount - $15.99 versus $19.00.

    Anker’s cable carries a 12,000 bend lifespan – up to 12x more than other cables, Anker says – and a lifetime warranty. It additionally supports Power Delivery, a fast charging specification that can be used with higher-wattage adapters, and has received Apple’s blessing through its MFi (Made for iPhone / iPod / iPad) certification program. This means there shouldn’t be any compatibility issues when used with Apple hardware.

    Rumors have persisted for years that Apple will eventually phase out the Lightning port on its iDevices in favor of a USB-C connection but thus far, it hasn’t happened. Could 2019 be the year that we finally see Apple’s Lightning port put to rest? We’ll have to wait several more months to find out.

    As mentioned, Anker’s PowerLine II is available to pre-order from writing for $15.99. The company says it’ll ship in late February.

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  2. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,786   +1,171

    I love Anker products, they are of high quality without costing an arm and a leg. However on this one the pricing must be most for the MFI certification, when just a couple bucks cheaper than the original not sure how much room it will leave to be a better option.
  3. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,385   +1,014

    As long as Apple uses Lightning connections, it means extra revenue for Apple through licensing and exclusivity.

    Those "rumors" you mention are as useless as the typical paid-advertisements and fake news tend to be.

    Why would they cut off their revenue stream?

    The markups on their exclusive cables are how much again???

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