Lightning is a proprietary type of connector designed by Apple, Inc. Introduced in September 2012, the rotationally symmetrical 8-pin Lightning connector provides power, and data at speeds of up to 500 Mbps, to select mobile and peripheral devices.
The following devices utilize a Lightning connection:
- iPhone 5, 6, SE, 7, 8, and X
- iPad 4th gen, Air, Air 2, and Mini 1st gen
- iPod Nano and Touch
- Apple Pencil
- Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad.
- Beats Pill and BeatsX earphones
- Siri Remote for Apple TV
Lightning adapters are available for the following connection types: