Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Learn more. Anyone who has ever owned an iPhone loves to hate Apple’s lightning cables. The charging cables that come with your iPhone or iPad don’t usually last too long, and you end up needing more than one lightning cable at home anyway.  Luckily, the internet is full of great lightning charging cables to suit your every need. Whether you need an extra long cord, a super short one, or the most durable one in the world, there’s a lightning cable for you out there. However, there are lots of cheap lightning cables that aren’t MFi certified by Apple, and many of them are dangerous or ineffective. You should always buy MFi-certified lightning cords for your own safety, so we’ve rounded up the very best Apple-approved lightning cables we’ve tested over the years.  Updated on 09/20/2019 by Malarie Gokey: Updated prices, formatting, and links. Added a new lightning-to-USB-C cable from Anker to the post. Also added a section for what else we considered in our testing process. When...