Apple is including a black Lightning cable along with
its new iMac Pro.
It’s the first time Apple has introduced a black
Lightning cable, which charges iPhones, among other Apple
But it’s not available on Apple’s website, so customers
can only get it by purchasing the $5,000 iMac Pro
Anyone who buys the new iMac Pro will get a pleasant surprise: a
black Lightning cable.
Tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee got an early look at the new iMac
Pro and posted his first impressions of the computer Tuesday
morning. In his video, he notes that Apple included a black
Lightning cable instead of the standard white. We also spotted
this change on
The $5,000 desktop computer — which goes on sale Thursday — comes in a
new space gray color, so it makes sense that Apple would include
accessories to match. The new
black Lightning cable charges up the iMac keyboard, mouse, and
trackpad, along with any iPhone.
Apple has never altered the color of its cables before. Charging
cables, headphones, and adapters have historically been white,
even if the device is black. Of course, you’ve been able to buy
off-brand cables in black through brands like AmazonBasics and Belkin, but never through
I own a space gray iPhone 6s and it’s always bugged me that my
charger and headphones are so blindingly white and noticeable. A
black charging cable would match my phone and be a lot more
subtle. For me, having white phone accessories is akin to having
a huge Apple logo stamped on everything (at least I can hide the
one on my iPhone behind a case).
But before anyone gets too excited about the new color options,
there’s one catch:
Like its other new space gray accessories, Apple doesn’t sell
the new black Lightning cable separately, at least not yet. For
now, the only way to get it is if you shell out for a $5,000 iMac
Pro. That may change in the future, but unless you plan on buying
a new iMac Pro, your best shot at getting an à la carte black
Lightning cable might be through a reseller like eBay.