You may or may not know it, but fast charging has been possible on iOS since the iPhone 8's release. Despite this, the charger Apple ships in the box doesn't allow it, and upgrading to a fast USB-C charger and cable wasn't always affordable. Thankfully, that's since changed as now other companies can produce MFi-certified Lightning to USB-C cables (opens in new tab) and offer them at much better prices.
Take this 3-foot RAVPower USB-C to Lightning Cable (opens in new tab) for instance. It's normally available for just $14, whereas the official Apple version (opens in new tab) of this cable is nearly $20 at Amazon. Thanks to a limited-time price drop, you can save even further today and pick up RAVPower's cable for only $6.54. That saves you over 50% compared to its usual price.
RAVPower USB-C to Lightning Cable (opens in new tab)
Modern iPhone and iPad devices support fast charging, and this is the cable you need to unlock it. Right now, it is down to its best price ever both black and white, though prices will rise again soon.
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RAVPower 65W 4-port USB Desktop Charging Station
$34.99 $49.99 Save $15
Keep USB ports close by with this 65W USB Desktop Charging Station by RAVPower. It's equipped with two USB-C ports as well as two USB-A ports. Clip the coupon on its product page and use the following code at checkout to save $15.
RAVPower 10000mAh portable charger dual USB power bank
$9.99 $15.00 Save $5
The ultra slim power bank is only 15mm deep, so it's extremely portable. The battery size of 10000mAh is enough for a full charge of even the largest phones. Can charge two devices at once and has built-in safety features to protect them all.(opens in new tab)
RAVPower 61W Power Delivery 3.0 USB-C 2-port wall charger
$23.39 $30.00 Save $7
Has 61W output with Power Delivery 3.0. Can charge a MacBook in 2.1 hours. Can detect what's plugged in and deliver fastest possible speeds. Wants to be portable with slim, compact design and foldable pins. Includes built-in safeguards.(opens in new tab)
RAVPower 48W USB-C Car Charger with Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0
$14.99 $19.99 Save $5
RAVPower's fast dual-port car charger features a 30W Power Delivery 3.0 USB-C port along with an 18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port. Clip its on-page coupon to snag this deal.(opens in new tab)
RAVPower 25000mAh solar phone charger outdoor portable charger
$21.99 $46.00 Save $24
Use sunlight to recharge this charger's batteries or plug it in via micro USB or USB-C. The 25000mAh capacity is enough to keep all your devices going outdoors. Includes an LED flashlight and SOS mode for emergencies. Waterproof and dust proof.
You'll want to have a USB-C Power Delivery wall charger (opens in new tab) to fast charge your iPhone once this cable arrives at your house. Using RAVPower's cable with a USB-C adapter will allow you to charge your iPhone from 0% to 50% in 30 mins. Fast charging also works on Apple's newest iPad models.
As well as supporting fast charging, these cables also work for high-speed data transfers up to 480Mbps. If you've upgraded to a newer MacBook and don't have a full-size USB-A port anymore, cables like these are an absolute necessity. At this price, it's worth grabbing a few just to keep around the house, at the office, and in your various travel bags.
The RAVPower cable should last longer than Apple's version too with a 30,000 bend lifespan and reinforced connectors. A longer, 6-foot version of this cable (opens in new tab) is also on sale today at $11.99. That's compared to Apple's 2M cable for $33 (opens in new tab) which is the same length and offers the same charging speeds at almost three times the price.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.