Foxconn begins mass production of USB-C cables with MFI chips
As we all know, the iPhone 15 series, which will be released this fall, will switch to USB-C interfaces, and Apple’s proprietary Lightning interface will gradually be retired.
Just as the European Union is hoping that Apple will be compatible with USB-C interfaces and use compatible data cables to reduce electronic waste, Apple has come up with a trick: USB-C can also use MFI certification.
MFI stands for made for iPhone/iPod/iPad. Only enterprises that have obtained MFI certification can generate peripheral devices that are compatible with Apple devices, such as data cables. Certification is achieved through built-in chips. If there is no chip, the screen may display an incompatible device when charging the iPhone.
Today, Twitter user @VNchocoTaco who specializes in leaking Apple news claimed that USB-C data cables with MFI certification are coming, and Foxconn has begun mass-producing compatible EarPods and data cables.
Earlier this month, a user on Weibo claimed that Apple is preparing MFI-certified USB-C data cables. Now, there is new evidence to support this claim. So, Apple is likely to continue with MFI certification.
Currently, the USB-C data cable included with the iPad does not have MFI certification, but the USB-C data cable included with the iPhone 15 will have MFI certification, and the iPhone 15 will continue to prompt for those accessories that are not certified.
Also, don’t assume that USB-C means you can use USB 3.0. The well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus still use the USB 2.0 protocol, while only high-end models such as the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra can use the USB 3.0 protocol, which can significantly improve file transfer speeds.