Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Apple Changes MFi Logo - Manufacturers Have 90 Days to Respond

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Johnnie Parks | 14 March, 2018, 20:28

While third-party dongles are available, the good news is that if you'd rather not pay for something unofficial, Apple has extended its MFi program where it will now cover third-party Lightning to 3.5mm cables, assuming that the manufacturers are able to meet the specifications laid out by Apple. It also has other advantages for manufacturers... This means that accessories no longer had to include a cable with products and bring down costs as users could use the Lightning cable they got with their iPhone for charging the accessory as well.

They're useful additions for Apple product users, especially as the company switches more towards using USB-C - at least on its laptops. Third-party companies can now build things like controllers, speakers, and battery packs with USB-C charging while at the same time keeping Apple's stamp of approval.

The Made for iPhone, Made for iPad, and Made for iPod logos communicate to customers that an electronic accessory has been created to connect specifically to iPhone, iPhone, or iPod, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Products are also allowed to bundle USB-C cables with the MFi accessories.

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As you'd expect, the new board remains compatible with all the existing Pi 3 Model B accessories and retains the $35 price point. All of you who are interested in getting your hands on one of these devices can do so on this link .


Companies that are a part of the MFi program can add USB-C receptacles on officially certified Mac and iOS accessories for charging. Unlike with Lightning receptacles, Apple does not allow the port to be used for passthrough charging or sync of an iOS device.

Up until now it was possible to use adapters as a workaround to not having this cable. The new cable, however, would allow for a much more streamlined experience.

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