Dealmaster: Get an MFi-certified Anker USB-C to Lightning cable for $12

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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a nice discount on Anker's PowerLine II USB-C to Lightning cable, the three-foot variant of which is down to $11.99 at Amazon when you use the code "ANPL2CL3" at checkout. This cable dropped about 50 cents lower during a one-day lightning deal last month, but otherwise this price is tied for the lowest we've seen. It normally retails for $18. If you want a longer cable, meanwhile, the six-foot variant is down to $15.99 with the code "ANPL2CL6". That's tied for an all-time low from its usual price of $20.

Either way, these kind of USB-C to Lightning cables are what you'll need to take advantage of the fast-charging capabilities of newer iPhones and iPads. While there are rumors that Apple may include such cables and USB-C chargers in the box with its forthcoming iPhones, currently it requires iOS users to buy these accessories separately. The company sells three-foot and six-foot cables for $19 and $35, respectively, so you currently save a good chunk of change by going third-party.

Crucially, these Anker cables are also MFi-certified by Apple to work safely with iPhones and iPads. The Dealmaster has actually had the six-foot version on hand for the past few months and hasn't had any issues with durability or fraying. In fact, the rubberized housing around the cable is thicker than that of Apple's own cables, and if something does go wrong, Anker says the product is covered by a lifetime warranty. Just remember that you'll need an appropriate USB-C charger to actually get these faster charges, one with that supplies at least 18W for a newer iPhone or at least 29W for a newer iPad Pro—Anker's own PowerPort Speed PD 30 is a good USB-IF certified choice, but there are plenty of others as well.

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