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iPhone And iPad Chargers
MFi Certified Data Cables, Mains Chargers and Car Chargers
Listed below is our range of MFi certified chargers for Apple products that have the Lightning connector including iphones from the iPhone 5 onwards and ipads from the iPad With Retina Display onwards. Buy an iPhone charger, iPhone car charger or iPhone charger cable with confidence. Please click on a product title for more information.
Our chargers are Apple MFi certified and we have a range of mains chargers and in car chargers, these chargers are high output so your device will charge faster. With Apple's MFi certification quality and reliability are assured and all these cables are guaranteed to function for data transfer, charging, and syncing.
With the debut of the iPhone 5 the Lightning connector replaced the 30-pin connector found on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod since 2003. The Lightning connector is used for charging the device as well as syncing content and data and audio and video output.
What is Lightning?
Lightning has been the replacement power connector for the iPhone since 2012 and the advent of the iPhone 5. The 8 pin connector replaced the old school larger 30 pin connector and is now used with all later model iPhones, iPads and iPods.
Although it annoyed many at launch, due to customers having to replace all their old iphone cables and accessories, we've come to love it as it provides an easy interface for any time your phone needs to be charged or plugged in to your computer, TV or other peripheral.
What does the Lightning Charger and USB Cable Do?
Your iOS device now comes standard with a Lightning charger, allowing you to plug in to charge your device. Apart from the standard packaged charger, you can get fast chargers, travel chargers, car chargers, as well as lightning to USB which provides both a charging function as well as data transfer function to your PC or Mac. Pretty much everything you've ever been able to plug your iphone into will now have a Lightning adaptor.
Why did Apple Adopt This?
The USB-mini connector - what you see usually used with Android devices - can be very fiddly to insert. The Apple's new connector seeks to address this by an easy-to-use port. The micro-USB connectors also make it easier to drop the phone while charging, which makes leaves your phone more open to damage. The physical design of the Lightning makes it a far superior choice.
Which iPads, iPods and iPhones is the Lightning Charger for?
Lightning works with the following devices: iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus, iPod Touch 5, iPod Nano 7, iPad 4, ipad Mini, iPad Mini with Retina Display, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2. It is expected that the new connector will continue to be used for many future models to come.
The new Macbook connector port, funnily enough, Apple have called the Thunderbolt. It provides a similar multi-function port for a variety of different connections, including Thunderbolt to HDMI and Thunderbolt to Ethernet.
What's the MFi?
MFi is an Apple licensing program that provides support to companies wishing to use their hardware in new designs. This means, that if a company wants to make a new charger for example, Apple provide the support needed to build it. When the product has also been made Apple certified you can be assured that it is up to Apple's standards.
If you choose a charger or cable without these stringent requirements you may be putting yourself at risk when it comes to voiding device warranties by using the cord. The best way to ensure you pick up a quality Lightning cord or accessory is to ensure it is MFi and Apple certified. More about MFI Program.
Is it faster to charge?
In a word, yes. You know how sometimes you're plugged in to charge with one cord, and it goes super quick, whereas another you have to leave it in overnight? Yeah. All chargers work at different speeds. If your device is capable of faster speeds, a higher amplitude, or amps of the charger, will give you a quicker connection speed.
All of our chargers carry Australian Safety Standards approvals and when you are charging iPhone worth around one thousand dollars paying a little bit extra for an Australian safety standards certified charger just makes sense and is a lot safer.