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MFi: Apple Adds New Specifications to Lightning Standard

Apple announced the expansion of its MFi program (Made for iPhone / iPod / iPad) for accessory and peripheral manufacturers, introducing even more standards-compliant specifications Lightning. Among these, USB-C audio adapters and Ethernet cables for Lightning may now be certified by Ma. The information is from the Japanese website. MacOtakara.

Members of the MFi program were informed of the news in the report. “MFi Accessory Interface Specifications Release R31”, which specifies support for new iOS-enabled adapters. It also certified some accessories that had already been announced, such as Anker's USB-C Lightning Audio Adapter, designed for Macs with USB-C ports and the new iPad Pro.

Lightning Ethernet adapters have also been protocoled by Apple. In this case, Belkin Lightning Ethernet Adapter + Charger (PoE) is one of the products now certified by the Ma program and is also available on the US Apple Store Online.

Finally, Apple also inserted Realtek's Gigabit Ethernet “RLT8111EPU” controller into the MFi program.

With the expansion, the newly announced MFi specifications are expected to result in the manufacture of even more accessory options of these types, with some of these products expected to be released in the coming months.

via AppleInsider