Lightning Cables is a small connection cable used with Apple’s mobile devices that charges and connects the devices to computers and charging bricks.

It was introduced in 2012 with the arrival of the iPhone 5. And shortly thereafter, the iPad 4. It remains the standard way to both charge them and connect them to other devices such as a laptop. Although some devices, such as the 2018 iPad Pro, might use USB-C instead of Lightning as its standard connector.

The cable itself is small with a thin Lightning adapter on one side and a standard USB-A adapter on the other. The Lightning connector is 80 percent smaller than the 30-pin connector it replaced and is fully reversible. Which means it doesn’t matter which way the connector is facing when you plug it into the Lightning port.

The cable is primarily used to charge the device. The iPhone and iPad both include a Lightning cable and a charger that is used to connect the USB end of the cable into a power outlet. The cable can also be used to charge the device by plugging it into the USB port of a computer, but the quality of the charge you can get out of your laptop or desktop PC will vary.

Lightning Cables does more than just transmit power. It can also send and receive digital information.
So you can use it to upload photos and videos to your laptop or download music and movies.

The Lightning connector can also transmit audio. Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple ditched the headphone connector in its smartphone lineup.

Lastly, Cackle Telecommunications is proud to provide Lightning Cables to NZ businesses. Choose from a selection, explore our products to find the right solution for you.

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