Lighting cables are special cables used on the Apple devices with Lightning connectors. They provide a physical connection between your Apple device and either a power source, computer, or other accessory. Lighting cables have been designed to be very durable and secure, allowing your connections to be both reliable and fast. They are generally shorter in length than USB-A cables, which are used for traditional USB connections. The Lightning connector is a smaller, more compact design which allows for greater portability and connection compatibility with Apple products.