Anker to debut USB-C to Lightning cables in March, audio adapter in April

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Accessory juggernaut Anker on Monday previewed its first USB-C to Lightning cables, saying the accessories should ship out in March.

Anker shared the news of the new Powerline and Powerline+ USB-C to Lightning cables with AppleInsider just after CES, where other manufacturers such as Griffin and Belkin debuted their own products.

Anker's lineup is robust, if not iterative on existing Lightning cables already on the market.

The Powerline+ USB-C to Lightning has aluminum overmolds on each end and is reinforced with nylon throughout the length of the cable. The Powerline version of the cable uses aramid fiber in the cable itself for superior durability. Anker says the bend lifespan of the aramid version is five times higher than any other cable on the market, though those claims have gone untested.

Both cables can be purchased in 3t-foot and 6-foot lengths when they ship in March from

Anker USB-C to female Lightning

Anker is also releasing a USB-C to Lightning audio adapter in April. With the device, users can listen to Lightning EarPods or MFi-certified Lightning headphones on their Mac or iPad Pro via USB-C.


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