Your company is planning on issuing all management employees an iPhone 6S and an iPad pro. All of the work stations in the office have USB ports; what type of cable is needed to connect these new devices to their work station?
The only ports that the iPhone 6S and iPad Pro have for interacting with a computer are Lightning ports, thus USB to Lightning cable is the correct answer.
Lightning is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created and designed by Apple Inc. Introduced on September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12), to replace its predecessor, the 30-pin dock connector. The Lightning connector is used to connect Apple mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPods to host computers, external monitors, cameras, USB battery chargers, and other peripherals. Using 8 pins instead of 30, Lightning is much smaller than its predecessor, which was integrated with devices like the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2. The male Lightning connector is symmetrical (same pins on either side), so it can be inserted into a female Lightning port in either orientation. The male plug is indented on each side to match up with corresponding points inside the female port to retain the connection.