USB-C to Lightning cables are the future for iPhone users, and that’s because Apple has made it very clear that their iPhones are Power Delivery compatible. This is because the iPhone 12 no longer comes with a wall charger and only includes a USB-C to Lightning cable in the box. So it’s likely that many iPhone users will get Power Delivery wall chargers, not only to use with their USB-C to Lightning cable but also for the fast charging part that comes with it.
That said, one part that most iPhone users have trouble with is having a cable to use to charge with, so having an extra is always good to have. In this review, we’re taking a look at this UNBREAKcable USB-C to Lightning cable that is Power Delivery compatible to fast charge your iPhone 12 and previous iPhone models, too.
What’s in the Box
Just so there’s no confusion, the box only has a single cable. This is not a cable pack, so don’t expect multiple cables to be in the box. What you will get is a single 3.3-foot USB-C to Lightning cable.
The build quality of a cable is what matters most, as you don’t want to replace a cable every week. The first thing to take note of in this case is that this is a Polyester Fiber braided cable with a TPE jacket underneath and then a Foil shielding underneath that, so you have three protective top covers that prevent the cable from breaking and exposing wires. Therefore, this cable can handle more bends.
On the top, the cable has 21 AWG conductive wiring to ensure that charging power is not interrupted no matter how much you bend the cable.
The connector points of this cable are also enforced, and this means they can take more tension without breaking. Unlike other cables that don’t have reinforcement, such as Apple’s very own USB-C to Lightning cable included in the box of the iPhone 12.
Charging Power and Speed
The problem with getting cables from third-parties is that it’s difficult to know which ones support Power Delivery charging, as not all cables are supported equally, and some are not able to fast charge with PD.
This UNBREAKcable can support Power Delivery charging, therefore you can fast charge your iPhone 12 with it. Transfer file speed is also faster than a regular USB-A to Lightning cable that came with the iPhone before, as this one is capable of 480Mbps transfer speeds.