Want a black official Apple Lightning cable to match your Jet Black iPhone 7? It's going to cost you

Ever since you purchased your Jet Black Apple iPhone 7, you've been looking for an official black Lightning cable to match the color of your handset. Unfortunately, Apple did not make a black Lightning cable until just now. But if you're thinking about ordering this cable from the online or brick and mortar Apple Store, you might want to think again. The black lightning cable is only available with the new Apple iMac Pro which launches tomorrow.

This means that at this point, it will cost you no less than $4,999 for an official black Lightning cable. Most likely, you are not going to want to spend that kind of money just to color coordinate your iPhone 7 with its charging cable. Now, you can go out and purchase a third party cable in black. There's been a wide variety of such cables, so you have plenty of choice at different prices, but if you are committed to sticking with official Apple accessories this one is not yet sold separately.

Perhaps one day Apple will offer a black Lightning cable as a regular accessory at a reasonable price. If your dream is to match the color of your Jet Black iPhone 7 with the latter's charging cable, you can spend all of that money for an iMac Pro, or perhaps you need to obsess over a new dream.

source: MKBHD via RedmondPie

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1. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Nothing more "official" about this than an MFi certified lightning capable... https://sck.pm/usM Unless having the divine fruity logo is what you define as "official" in this case.

16. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If the quality of these official Apple cables is consistent with what's already out there, then I'd rather get a third party one

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Slow news day if we are talking about a black cable that isn't even for sale separately? Or is it so we can mention the new iMac pro on a mobile site?

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That 128GB RAM is killing it though.

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not really, the base model ($5000) comes with 32 GB non-upgradeable memory and only 2666 Mhz modules (which is one of the slowest memory)

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Of course, if you're talking about upgradablity, it's a no go system. But just that amount of RAM on the highest setting is ridiculous!

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I don't know their retail price for that 128GB model, but I'm sure people can build PC with similar specs with 512GB ECC RAM (or 256GB + 4k/8k monitor), and yes current-gen i9 and Xeon support that much RAM.. Actually I'm not sure what's their main target of this iMac pro.. If it's for professional photographer, why not use a true 10-bit monitor? If it's for movie editor, why use downclocked vega 64, not 1080 or Titan that can actually help when rendering? If it's for 3D designer, or Sfx movie editor, why not use Quadro or Firepro? But it's not like it's a "professional tool" anyway, it will heat up and throttle as soon as it do real job

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You know how it is. You know who is going to buying that overpriced machine.

3. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

'Official' Apple cables are terrible. Mine lasted me around 2 and a half year (which I think is really good for a cable). I've only been using the ones that come with the iPhone. Other than that I use Anker braided cables which are excellent! I can't understand why Apple's official cables are of such poor quality!

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Go wireless and say goodbye to those pesky cords that don't match.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...and sacrifice charging speed for convenience? I think not.

18. lyndon420

Posts: 6915; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

All I use is wireless. Got one at home, at work and in the car. It's not as fast as the turbo charger that came with my phone I will admit that, but it's just as good as the cheaper wired chargers. I don't live on my phone all day so a wired fast charger isn't a requirement for me.

6. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

i like apple but i don't use their products at all , for bunch of reasons one of them not specifically this one but something like that , to make me miss some simple things that i suppose to get them easily rather than dreaming of them like 3.5 or Bluetooth sharing capabilities or USB C changing fonts ,having themes on my phone interface , FPS for the X , file managing or downloading torrents ,etc.. don't get me wrong apple has great products but with missing very simple things and you have no options to have some of them at all makes it deal breaker for me and for a lot of people like me want their phones professional


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple sucks!

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