Apple Lightning to USB Cable (MD818ZM/A)

  • Model #: MD818AM/A
  • Web Code: 10219798
(27 ratings)


Plug your iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th Generation), or iPod nano (7th Generation) into USB-compatible devices with this Apple Lightning to USB cable. This USB 2.0 cable connects your device to your computer's USB port for easy syncing and charging or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for charging from an outlet. Compatible with Mac and Windows PC.



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2.7 / 5
Based on 27 ratings,15 Reviews
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  • from 604
  • Dec 27, 2015

Whats the fuss???

I don't understand why people are having problems. I've never had a problem with my apple cables. If anything the 3rd party ones are the worse, so I've stopped being a cheapskate and started buying the apple ones. Which actually work, and don't say that they're not compatible. They are pricey, only complaint.

  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Oct 26, 2015


it only takes a few months for the cable to stop working, so you're forced to buy a new one

  • from Toronto, ON
  • Sep 12, 2015

My cable is over 2 years old and works great!

Never had a problem with it bunching, twisting, knotting, or ripping. Word of advice, when connecting or disconnecting, ALWAYS pull the connectors from the base....NEVER THE WIRE!!!

  • from Sarnia, ON
  • Aug 12, 2015

Works great

Works great. People just need to learn how to unplug cables if you want it to last. Stop yanking on the cord when you want to unplug it :)

  • from Saint Thomas, ON
  • May 08, 2015


Apple will exchange cords that wear out. You need the receipt and box helps. Doesn't matter where it was purchased.

  • from Regina, SK
  • May 04, 2015


This cable is overall horrible. It keeps on bunching up and i have to buy a new one every few months.

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Apr 21, 2015

Poorly Constructed

You would expect Apple to design something that lasts, but these Lightning cables are the worst thing they've released. And I remember Pippin. I've gone through at least 8 of these in the last couple of years because after a couple of months the sheath starts bunching up at one end and eventually splits open, after which it's only a matter of time before the cable completely dies due to frayed ends. Avoid and get a decent third-party MFi-certified cable. Apple needs to get on the ball and fix these.

  • from Brampton, ON
  • Sep 26, 2014

Not durable

Im already at my second charger and even with extra care it still ends up crumbling but still a nice looking charger though

  • from Toronto
  • Jul 09, 2014


its works for at least 2-3 months then it starts to wrinkle at the end and eventually it will split open.

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Jul 02, 2014


The wire itself works fine... for awhile. Then within 2-3 months I need to replace it. I am on my 9th charger in less than 2 years. Very disappointed Apple started sacrificing quality to get more money of its customers. I had no problem with the original change to the wire from the larger one on older models - but at least offer us a product that lasts.

  • from Cambridge, ON
  • Mar 14, 2014

Very good

This is a very nice and good charger but the one thing after a year or so the end starts to bunch up and "wrinkles" appear

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Mar 20, 2013


Although this is a great charger. I am experiencing the downfall to all chargers. I expected this to be a very long lasting charger, and was disappointed with the outcome. My guess is that the wires on the interior of the cable .. umm.. well? Burnt out? Snapped? Not 100% sure but still. I now have to go out without an iPhone until i can buy another charger.

  • from Saskatoon, SK
  • Feb 10, 2013

Does the job

It charges like it should problems so far..

  • from Oakville, ON
  • Oct 09, 2012

About time!

Apple has had it's 30 pin connector for a decade, it was great when it came out but now it just seems large and flimsy. The Lighting connector is sturdy and compact.

  • from Windsor, ON
  • Sep 28, 2012

Great Build Quality

I am a little upset I need to buy a few more Lightning to USB cables for around the house. But my five star rating has nothing to do with Apple's decision to switch, but with the cable's build quality and usefulness. I think this is the most underrated feature of iPhone 5. I love how I can just jump in bed in pitch black darkness and not worry about what way I should plug in my phone.

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