My iPhone came with a Lightning to USB-C cable which looks similar to the cable that I got with my Apple Magic Keyboard and Apple Magic Mouse.

Are all of these cables capable of the high-speed charging of my iPhone, or do I need to be careful not to mix these cables up?

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    For the purposes you're using them for (charging your phone), almost certainly, yes.
    – Ezekiel
    Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 18:53

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The 8 pin Lightning connector and assorted Apple cables will not be the limiting factor for charging any Apple device. The power adapter to which it connects will determine the fastest charging rate since the MFI program has certified manufacturers to ensure correct fast charging with embedded chips in the cables to identify them to the iPhone / iPad / keyboard or other accessory that charges via lightning connector.

third party cable with MFI lightning connector

Most third party cables (especially ones that are listed) will be just as good for charging - especially ones with MFI hardware and certification. Examine the connector with a magnifying device and the Apple ones have clean flat contacts and even side dimples for a snug fit.

  • MFi link goes nowhere. This one works: mfi.apple.com/en/home.html
    – IconDaemon
    Commented Sep 24, 2022 at 12:34
  • Yes, you have to be signed in to get there - not a direct link. Thanks for the check and note @IconDaemon
    – bmike
    Commented Sep 24, 2022 at 13:14

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