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Where to Buy a Lightning to USB Cable in Canada

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The launch of the iPhone 5 also meant the introduction of the new Lightning dock connector, which Apple states is 80 percent smaller than the former 30-pin connector. This also means there’s a mad scramble  for Lighting to USB cables as only having one around just isn’t enough (unless you invested in Lighting to 30-pin adapters at $35 a piece).

If you aren’t close to an Apple Store, you can order it online for $21.00 but the current wait is 1-2 weeks. Don’t want to wait? Then you’ll need to hit up an official reseller. The latter seems to be sporadic in carrying the new cable, but so far they are available from Future Shop ($39.99) and Best Buy ($21.99). There is a bit of a price discrepancy, but you can always try to price match at Future Shop to match Apple.

As for other resellers of the Lightning to USB cable, it looks like carriers and resellers have the in stock (ie. Rogers, Tom Harris, Glentel Stores: Wireless Wave, Tbooth Wireless, Wireless etc.). Good luck and share with us where you managed to buy one.

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  • apple fan

    I bought two directly from Apple and just received them by Purolator yesterday… Now I can charge in the car and at work too!

  • excaliburca

    What I’d like to get is the Lightning to Micro-USB cable Apple is mandated to sell in Europe, that would be really useful.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    day after getting my phone went to the apple store and nabbed 5 of em, 3 for home, 1 for work, 2 for travel

    apple stores have WALLS of them

  • MikeDodge

    There always seems to be a big discrepancy in price between future shop and best buy, owned by the same company selling the same items. What is future shop priced for retards?

  • Anthony ?

    The Apple Store Eaton Center has a ton of them on the wall, no supply problems there. No 30-pin adapters though.

  • The Apple Store at Square One in Mississauga has lots of them too.

  • Bought mine the next day at the Fairview Pointe Claire Apple Store. It’s true they had a wall full. What I found funny is that they had no iPhone 5 cases lol. I bought one at my Rogers store.

  • Randy Ritraj

    The best part is that you can price match them against each other and save 10% of the difference.

  • Randy Ritraj

    3 + 1 + 2 = 6.

  • crosseyed_mofo

    + What’s in the box?
    iPhone 5 with iOS 6
    Documentation
    Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
    One-year limited hardware warranty
    —>Lightning to USB Cable<—
    90 days complimentary telephone support
    USB Power Adapter

  • Shawn

    I’m sure he’s counting the one that came with the phone in his breakdown with the 5 that he purchased…..

  • crosseyed_mofo

    it was documented before the release of the 5 that the adapters wont be available till october…

    wait… its october now… nvmnd

  • Randy Ritraj

    Good point!

  • Randy Ritraj

    Right…good point. I didn’t read it that way but you’re right.

  • Acer12345

    Shut up and take my money!

  • randyritraj

    Where do you pick the stuff up from?

  • Sean

    Anyway to get a longer one? I had a 6ft cable for my iPhone 4. Don’t know why apple’s cable has to be so short

  • Usman

    Well, we’re forgetting eBay aren’t we? 😛

  • djepsilon

    Anyone know if Apple stores are carrying the 30-pin adapter yet?

  • Tk421

    Pricematched 2 at futureshop for $19.xx

  • crosseyed_mofo

    get a usb extention cable

  • Melvin

    They had quite a few at the Apple Store in Pacific Centre a couple days back. 🙂

  • xxxJDxxx

    Any word on when the chinese knock offs will be available. I simply wont pay $20 for a cable.

  • Drkpassengr

    There is a sweet deal on DealTicker $15 for an iPhone 5 Adapter (30-Pin to 8-Pin) + a 3-Foot 8-Pin USB Cable – Taxes & Shipping Included ($40 Value) you have to search for it cause the Mods here wont let me paste the link…

  • macguy69

    How does FS get away with a 18.99 increase over anyone else? Take advantage of anyone they can.

  • Johnnygoodface

    Why do you say it is available: both stores show “sold out” and “quantity remaining: 0”

  • Depends on your location. YMMV

  • Singh

    Has anyone in GVRD tried ordering from those iphone5vancouver guy?
    They replied quickly, but need to know if they are for real.

  • Singh

    I think his name is like lightninghustla, they were selling for $20 local for the adapter..

  • draz

    Price match. Bring up the Best Buy price on your iPhone and they will match it.

  • draz

    They will allow if it’s a valid link. Disqus is set to automatically send all posts with links to the mod queue for approval.

  • draz

    I bought two last week from Apple Store in Fairview mall (Toronto), they had tons at the time and it was the only iPhone 5 accessory they had in stock. I need one for my car and another for a friend.
    I can’t wait for the Lightning -> 30pin adapter to arrive and tons more cases and other accessories.

  • Martin

    21.00$ at fairview mall apple store and quite a few in stock. Montreal.

  • magimat

    15$ for a cable + an adapter sounds like a really good deal to me.

    just ordered one from DealTicker… thanks for sharing!

  • JP

    Apple store at metro town has plenty of lightning to USB cables on the wall

  • Rahnay

    Apple Store Rideau, Ottawa

  • Drkpassengr

    Yes it was sent for approval but looks like it was never approved, the link is 100% valid its a well known daily deal site, was just trying to help some people get a really good deal which ends today i believe.

  • MrBillYTO

    I had ordered the same deal from TeamBuy last week but cancelled it after reading several unfavourable reports (including one on here I believe). Apparently the “cable experts” are saying the knock off 8-Pin cable/adapters would be next to impossible to duplicate because of the chip in them (I am paraphrasing BTW) and either they wouldn’t work or could damage the iPhone 5. Even though TeamBuy swears their supplier confirms they will work, personally I am not willing to take a chance right now.

  • Drkpassengr

    Ya i was wondering the same thing but im just going to take my chances especially since i had a $10 credit on dealticker so i only paid $5 🙂

  • rottenpanda

    i picked one up at Rogers in the mall and they were charging 20.99. A buck less than Futureshop and Bestbuy.

  • bradg17

    After all the destroyed iPhones from eBay chargers that I’ve heard, I’m gonna keep my iphone 5 away from them. Unfortunately I think I’m sticking with the official cables for now

  • bradg17

    Not too sure always wondered the same thing. However, I think it may be because the employees at Future Shop work on commission

  • bradg17

    That’s what I wanted to do the other day, but both were sold out 🙁

  • Bryant D

    Try Pacific Mall or e Pacific Mall! I recently bought mine from there and works great. It came within 2 weeks.

  • Lisa M

    The merchant that is offering the deal is called ePacific Mall. Check them out!

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