CES noticed the primary third-celebration USB-C to Lightning cables break cowl from firms like Griffin and Belkin, and now a standard purveyor of ion-stimulating equipment Anker has confirmed it’s getting in on the sport. The corporate claims that its Powerline cable can have “a bend lifespan of over 5 occasions increased than some other cable out there,” whereas the Powerline+ will acquire further energy via an aluminum shell and braided nylon.
Anker can be releasing a USB-C to female Lightning cable that’s primarily designed as an audio adapter, letting you employ Lightning headphones with USB-C units like the brand new iPad Professional or latest Apple laptops. The USB-C to Lightning cables will go on sale in March from $20.99, and the audio adapter will comply with the following month with pricing TBC.
USB-C to Lightning cables can quick-cost current iPhones when paired with a USB-C PD-suitable charger like Apple’s new 18W energy adapter or Anker’s tiny Atom PD 1, which matches on sale tomorrow. Apple first launched its personal USB-C to Lightning cable again in early 2016 to allow quick-charging on the iPad Pro. It by no means sanctioned third-occasion variations, nonetheless, and three years later that unique main use case now not even applies now that the iPad Pro doesn’t have a Lightning port. Alternatively, these cables may also now be used to cost an iPhone from an iPad Pro, so there’s that.