As the leading BLE(BT4.0) module maker, we often recieved the customer's request to have the module join MFi Program.
Per Apple's explanation, a device using only Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) / BTLE / Bluetooth 4.0 or standard Bluetooth profiles is no need to join the MFi Program.
Customers' products, which aimed to connect to an Apple device (iPad & iPhone), based on Raytac's BT4.0 modules does not need to join MFi Program
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I want to develop an accessory that communicates with an Apple device using only Bluetooth Low Energy. Do I need to join the MFi Program?No. Accessories which connect to an Apple device using only Bluetooth Low Energy/BTLE/Bluetooth 4.0 or standard Bluetooth profiles supported by iOS are not part of the MFi Program.
What types of accessories and technologies are not part of the MFi Program?Accessories that do not use any of the MFi licensed technology listed above are not part of the MFi Program. For example:
- Accessories that use only standard Bluetooth profiles supported by iOS
- Accessories that use only Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) (note: BTLE-enabled HomeKit accessories and BTLE-enabled MFi Hearing Aids are part of the MFi Program)
- Accessories that connect to an Apple device through the headphone jack and do not use any MFi licensed technology
- Non-electronic cases