With the launch of the iPhone 15 and the arrival of the iPhone 15 Pro, Apple has finally brought USB Type-C to the iPhone — something many of us have been waiting (and hoping) for. However, while the company will be providing a Type C charging cable in the box, it’s probably gonna be the typical quality Apple cable, which frays and breaks very easily. So, here are the 5 best USB-C cables you can buy for your iPhone 15 or iPhone 15 Pro right now.
Best USB-C Cables for iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max
1. Anker Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable
Anker is a brand that is known for its dependable products if you need good and affordable tech, and the same is the case with its Thunderbolt 4 USB-C cable. Capable of delivering data transfer speed of up to 40 Gbps, this Thunderbolt 4 USB-C cable from Anker has USB 3.0 support for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max and supports a maximum charge of 100W. The length of the cable is 2.3 feet, which is decently long as you won’t have to leave your iPhone 15 Pro Max far away while charging or data transferring.
Buy the Anker Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable: ($39.99)
2. UGREEN USB 3.2 Gen USB-C Cable
All that you can do with the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, the UGREEN USB-C cable can support. Thanks to its USB 3.2 standard, the cable offers support as much as 140W, so you can even charge your MacBook. Along with charging support, the cable also offers a maximum data transfer speed of 10 Gbps, which is exactly what your iPhone 15 Pro Max can support. The cable is also nylon braided and is tested for more than 10,000 bends.
Buy the UGREEN USB 3.2 Gen USB-C Cable: ($18.99)
3. Spigen Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable
The Spigen Thunderbolt 4 USB-C cable is one cable that you will need for both your fast data transfer speed and charging on your iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. While the cable does not have a nylon braided outer layer, the cable’s weight, as well as the high-quality materials, contribute to the toughness. In fact, Spigen claims a 10,000-bend lifespan, so you don’t need to worry about its long life. As for the charging speed, you get up to 100W along with a data transfer speed of up to 40Gbps.
Buy the Spigen Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable: ($24.99)
4. Amazon Basics USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Cable
If you are looking for an affordable yet sturdy USB-C cable for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, then this USB-C cable from the house of Amazon gets the job done. It’s 3ft long cable and offers a fast charging support of 60 W and a data transfer speed of up to 10 Gbps, which is exactly what your iPhone 15 Pro Max is capable of.
Buy the Amazon Basics USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Cable: ($17.99)
5. Cable Matters Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable
If you are looking for a USB-C cable for your iPhone 15t Pro, this Intel Certified Thunderbolt 4 USB-C cable fits the bill nicely. The cable supports ultra-fast data transfer speed of up to 40 Gbps and has a charging capacity of up to 100W when used in conjunction with a compatible fast charger. And just like the Belkin cable, this cable is also 6.6ft long, making it perfect. Not only is this cable rugged and durable, but the brand also offers 1 Year for any potential snags.
Buy the Cable Matters Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Cable: ($59.99)
Best USB-C to C Cable for iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
1. Anker USB-C Cable (Pack of 2)
This two pack of USB-C cables from Anker is a solid bet. It’s a 3-foot-long cable, which is long enough that you won’t have to leave your phone far away while it charges. Plus, the cables are braided, which is great for two reasons — it won’t tangle within itself, and it will be more durable in the long run. Anker claims a 10,000 bend lifespan for the cable, so it should last quite long. The cable also supports up to 60W fast charging, which is more than enough because the iPhone 15 series is still capped at 20W — sigh.
- Cable Length – 2.6 ft
- Rated Power – 100 W
- Rate Data Transfer Speed – 40 Gbps
Buy the Anker USB-C Cable (2 Pack): ($9.99)
2. AINOPE Right Angle USB-C Cable
If you often find yourself charging your iPhone while you watch videos or play games, you have probably wished that the cable was slightly less intrusive to use in landscape orientation. Well, the AINOPE USB-C cable is perfect for you — it has a right angled, elbow connector on one end, which you can plug into your iPhone and comfortably use it while it charges. It also supports up to 100W fast charging, so you can use this to charge any MacBook as well. What’s more, there’s a USB-A adapter included with the cable, so you can connect it to Type-A chargers, and even use the adapter as a USB Type-A to Type-C dongle if needed.
Buy the AINOPE Right Angle USB-C Cable: ($9.99)
3. SOOPII USB-C Cable with Display
If you have always wondered whether your devices are charging at the speeds claimed by manufacturers, this USB C cable is for you. The SOOPII USB-C cable comes with a display built in, which shows the current wattage being delivered through the cable. It’s also braided for better durability, and supports up to 100W fast charging. Plus, it’s considerably long at 4 feet, so you won’t need to hover by your bedroom wall while your phone charges. What’s more, SOOPII is offering a 24 month warranty on the cable as well — that’s longer than you’ll probably keep your iPhone for!
Buy the SOOPII USB-C Cable with Display: ($9.99)
4. Magtame Magnetic USB-C Cable
I don’t know about you, but I find it a very annoying task to tidily wrap up my iPhone cable after use. However, the Magtame Magnetic USB-C cable comes with built-in magnets that make wrapping up the cable easy. The braided USB-C cable also supports up to 60W fast charging, and Magtame offers a hassle-free lifetime warranty as well. It doesn’t, however, support the 10Gbps transfer speeds that your iPhone 15 Pro can get, instead, it’s rated at 480Mbps.
Buy the Magtame Magnetic USB-C Cable: ($19.99)
5. 2-in-1 Magnetic USB-C Charging Cable
Lastly, you can also check out this magnetic USB-C cable, which comes with detachable USB-C and Lightning connectors that magnetically attach to the charging cable. The charging cable magnetically connects to the connectors, and you can easily detach them as well — just like the MagSafe chargers on the new MacBooks. Since it has both Lightning and USB-C connectors, you can use it with old iPhones as well. Plus, you can leave the connectors plugged into your iPhone, and along with your iPhone 15 Pro’s case, they will sort of act like a dust protector for your iPhone.
Buy the 2-in-1 Magnetic USB-C Cable: ($19.99)