MFi

Where to Buy MFi Certified USB-C to Lightning Cables? They’re Coming in 2019

As Apple shifts from Lighting to USB-C, we now are again hearing third-party Apple-certified cables are coming with MFi (Made for iPhone) specifications, for USB-C to Lightning. According to MacRumors, select accessory manufacturers are getting the opportunity to buy MFi spec hardware to create their own USB-C to Lightning cables: Apple is selling the new...

Apple Will Soon Allow Developers to Make MFi-Certified USB-C to Lightning Cables

Hardware developers who participate in Apple's Made for iPhone (MFi) program have recently been notified by the company that they’ll soon be allowed to manufacture MFi-certified USB-C to Lightning cables, MacOtakara is reporting (via MacRumors). Except for the official USB-C to Lightning cable from Apple, there is no other Apple approved or MFi-certified USB-C to Lightning cable available in the...

Apple Adds MFi Specs for Lightning to 3.5mm Output Cable, USB-C Ports

According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple has detailed new specs for a Lightning to 3.5mm output cable and USB-C ports in its recently updated materials for manufacturers, allowing companies enrolled in the Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) licensing program to include USB-C receptacles on their officially certified iOS and Mac accessories for charging. Users will now be able to charge their MFi accessories...

Apple Opens Up HomeKit to Hobbyist Accessory Prototyping

During a WWDC developer session on Wednesday, Apple announced that it is opening up HomeKit to allow any Apple developer to build and prototype smart home accessories without first needing to apply for and be granted an MFi license. Until now, anyone that wanted to create a HomeKit product had to join Apple's licensing program...

Gamevice Launches New MFi Controller Powered by iPhone 7

Playing games on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus will become a much better experience with the new version of the Gamevice controller, at least this is what the MFi controller manufacturer promises. The controller, announced today and spotted by 9to5Mac, was design specifically for the latest Apple mobile devices, and comes with a built-in headphone jack...

VR Devices Will Come to iOS by 2018, Analyst Claims

Apple has been busy lately acquiring startups and hiring talents from the augmented/virtual reality field, which fuelled Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster’s belief that Apple will likely pack VR into the Made for iPhone (MFi) program in the next two years. In a research note signed by Munster and obtained by AppleInsider, the analyst claims...

Apple Urges FCC Not to Adopt Rules for Universal Compliance with Hearing Aids

In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Apple urges the regulator not to adopt rules requiring universal technology compatibility between hearing aids and wireless devices and technologies (via FierceWireless). Congress passed Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Acts almost 30 years ago requiring that the FCC ensure all phones manufactured or imported for use in...

Apple to Allow MFi Accessories to Include Lightning Port Next Year

Third-party accessory manufacturers will be able to build a Lightning port into their products, Apple announced while unveiling new Lightning connectors and specs. The announcement was made during the company's MFi Summit that took place in China with the attendance of companies participating in its MFi licensing program.   This move brings a number of...

Apple Releases Lightning Cable MFi Specifications For Headphones

According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple has announced new specifications for manufacturers in the MFi (Made For iPhone) program that allows them to make headphones that use the lightning port on iOS devices as opposed to the standard 3.5mm headphone jack.  The specifications include two configurations, Standard Lightning Headphones and Advanced Lightning Headphones. The...

Apple Reveals iBeacon Specifications, Begins Certifying Bluetooth LE Devices

Apple has just released the specifications for its iBeacon as it begins certifying devices that carry the Bluetooth LE standard, Beekn reports. This means that manufacturers can now request that Apple permit them to attach the iBeacon name to their devices as long as they meet certain criteria. The source notes that applying to the program in order...

Apple Lowers Licencing Fees for MFi Products [Rumour]

Macotakara reports that Apple has allegedly lowered the licencing costs of third-party hardware accessories that use the company's technology to connect to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The drop applies to all accessories, including Lightning cables, that are part of Apple's Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (MFi) Program. Apple lowered the price of MFi licensing use rate and...