Fast charging has been possible on iOS since the iPhone 8's release, though you couldn't always find affordable Lightning cables to use. Thankfully, that's since changed as now other companies can produce MFi-certified Lightning cables too and offer them at much better prices. Take this 3-foot Spigen DuraSync 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 an on-page coupon taking 30% off, you can save even further today and pick up Spigen's cable for only $9.79. That coupon could disappear at any moment, so be sure to order using it if you want to save.
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 Spigen'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. 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 Spigen cable should last longer than Apple's version too with a 30,000 bend lifespan and reinforced connectors. Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, or with Amazon Prime (opens in new tab).
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.
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