Lightning Cables and Adapters

Lightning Cables and Adapters
See below our Lightning cables and adapters.

The picture is of the Lightning receptacle and cable.

"Lightning" is the new name given by Apple to the 8-pin connector on the iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation. The Lightning connector is a lot smaller than the 30-pin connector on prior versions of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The cable that connects to the Lightning connector does not really have eight "pins" but eight "contacts" on both sides of the connector and it will no longer matter how you insert the Lightning cables, Apples calls this feature "reversible." This, hopefully, is big plus - I know that I inserted the 30-pin cable incorrectly on my iPhone 4 and then I had to spend 80 dollars to have the iPhone fixed; it's never been the same!

The Lightning connector is used to sync and charge your iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod touch 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation. When you purchased your phone a "Lightning to USB" cable may have been included in the box; the Lightning to USB cable is used to charge and sync your phone.

The Lightning connector can also be used to output video using the Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters.

I suppose a marketing committee at Apple gave this 8-pin connector the name "Lightning" to try to put it in the same family as the Thunderbolt™ Technology. It is interesting to note that Apple does not appear to have gotten a trademark on the word "Lightning." The word "lightning" is supposed to give you the impression that it is fast, but do not be fooled, it is based on USB 2.0 specifications and thus the data-transfer rates are a lot slower than the USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ specifications. This, of course, is a limitation based on the hardware on the iPhone 5 since it does not incorporate Thunderbolt™ technology. I suppose we have to wait for the iPhone 6 or 7 to get Thuderbolt™ technology and have faster transfer speeds; though I am not sure if the Thunderbolt™ connector also supports charging. Most people will probably not need the faster transfer speed. For now, iPhone 6 and iPhone 5 users will just have to continue to transfer their data at USB 2.0 speed.

Note that cables or adapters that have a Micro-USB, Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt or other connector that is not a "Lightning" connector will not work with your iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation or iPod nano 7th generation.

What cables and adapters are included with the iPhone 5?

- The Lightning to USB cable. This cable is used to charge and sync your iPhone when connected to the USB port of your computer.
- Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
- USB Power Adapter. This adapter is used with the Lightning to USB cable to charge your phone without having to connect it to the USB port of your computer.


Please scroll down to see the Lightning cables and accessories that we offer.

Lightning to HDMI Adapter
$69.00
Lightning to HDMI Adapter MD826ZM-A
Optional_Cable: 
Lightning to VGA Adapter
$49.00
Lightning to VGA Adapter MD825ZM-A
Video Converter for iPhone 5-7, iPad 4 & iPad Mini
$99.00
Video Converter for iPhone 5-7, iPad 4 & iPad Mini L2V69-AV
iPhone 5-7 TV Connection Kit
$99.00
iPhone 5-7 TV Connection Kit IP5-AV-KIT
iPad Mini AV Connection Kit
$99.00
iPad Mini AV Connection Kit IPADMINI-AV-KIT
VGA_Cable:  Audio-Video_Cable: 
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter
$19.00
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter MD823ZM-A
Contact us about availability.
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Cable
$39.00
Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Cable MD824ZM-A
Contact us about availability.
Lightning to USB Cable
$21.95
Lightning to USB Cable MD818ZM-A
Lightning to Micro USB Adapter
$21.95
Lightning to Micro USB Adapter MD820ZM-A
Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
$29.00
Lightning to USB Camera Adapter MD821ZM-A
Lightning to USB Cable Sync 4.9 ft
$14.71
SV-ACL-1-5M
Lightning to USB Cable Sync - 8 ft.
$15.81
SV-ACL-2-5M
10ft iPhone Apple Lightning USB Cable Sync - Charge Genuine
$16.45
SV-ACL-3M
8inch Lightning 8pin Male to iPod 30 Pin Female Extension Cable
$8.79
SV-IPOD-IP5-EXT-8IN
8inch iPod/iPhone/iPad Extension Cable -Charging and Syncing supported
$5.25
SV-IPOD-EXT-8IN
iPad - iPad2 - iPhone - iPod 110-5v 2100ma Charger
$5.90
SV-IPAD-110V
iPad - iPad2 - iPhone - iPod 12v Car Charger
$6.34
SV-IPAD-12V
iPad-iPhone-iPod touch to HDMI Female Converter-Adapter with Charge Cable
$39.90
SV-IPAD-HDMI
iPad-iPhone-iPod touch to VGA Female Converter-Adapter with Charge Cable
$20.77
SV-IPAD-VGA
iPad - iPad2 - iPhone - iPod 110-5v Dual USB 2100ma Charger
$6.92
SV-IPADX2-110V
Apple iPhone 3G-iPod 110v Wall Charger
$4.11
SV-IPOD-110V
6ft iPhone-iPod Audio Out -Apple Connector to Audio 3.5mm
$4.95
SV-IPOD-3MM-2
2.5ft iPhone-iPod Audio Out -Apple Connector to Audio 3.5mm, Retractable
$4.95
SV-IPOD-3MM-R
iPod - Camcorder Cable, Composite & Audio, 3.5mm M to 3 RCA M, 6ft
$4.95
SV-IPOD-COMP
3ft iPod/iPhone-iPad Extension Cable -Charging and Syncing supported
$6.35
SV-IPOD-EXT
iPhone 5 only Apple 30-pin to Lightning adapter Sync-Charge-Audio
$6.17
SV-ADT-242
iPhone 5 only Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Cable Sync-Charge-Audio
$8.39
SV-ADT-243
iPhone 5 only Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Sync-Charge, Revision 2
$5.97
SV-ADT-218-R2
iPhone 5 only Apple Lightning to Micro-B USB Female Adapter
$8.90
SV-ADT-219
iPhone 5 only Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Cable Sync-Charge
$7.97
SV-ADT-220-R2