According to foreign media, Apple has not adopted the MFi restriction for the iPhone 15 series, which is fully switched to USB-C port. This means that users do not need to use an MFI-certified cable to charge and transfer data to the iPhone 15 series.
Previously, it was revealed that Apple has developed a Lightning&Type-C interface IC, which will be used in the upcoming iPhone 15 models and MFi certified products this year.
However, the person added,This was probably done to make the new phone and peripherals compatible with previous devices and the iPhone, not just to limit the use of MFi devices on the new phone. but The USB-C ports currently in use by Apple don't have mandatory MFi certification,It's not clear if Apple will make changes to older devices after that.
As is known to all, Apple has been using Lightning interface for a long time. However, with the development of charging technology, Apple is gradually replacing this technology. Currently, many devices have been transferred to Type-C interface, such as MacBook series, iPad series and Studio Display series on sale.
At the same time, Apple's official data cable is as high as 145 yuan per piece, and now in order to so-called environmental protection, it has cancelled the random charger, the charger price is also as high as 149 yuan, which has brought high profits for Apple.
The key point is that Apple's data cable is notoriously easy to break and will be damaged once it is not used properly. Then users can only choose to buy the original data cable on the official website or use the third-party Lightning data cable.
If a third-party manufacturer wants to manufacture Lightning data cable and obtain official certification, it needs to be authorized by MFi and implant Apple's special chip. The chip price is $2 per chip. In addition, it also needs to pay patent fees to Apple.
Apple earns an additional $1 billion a year from this service, which is a real benefit compared to being green.
That said, MFi has been a huge benefit to Apple both in terms of exclusivity and economics, and in the USB-C era, it's pretty much what Apple would do to stick to this limit.
But it has since emerged that Apple may be in breach of EU law. "Maximum power shall represent the sum of the power required to maintain the operation of the radio equipment and the power required to achieve the maximum charging speed," the EU document states.
Eu Receptacle Receptacle stipulates that mobile phones and similar radio devices must be equipped with USB-C receptacle if they can be charged via wired charging.
And if they also need to be charged at a voltage, current or Power higher than 5 volts or 3 amps or 15 watts, the USB Power Delivery protocol should be adopted.
In addition, the EU said as early as last year: "Harmonising fast charging technology will help prevent unreasonable limits on charging speeds by different manufacturers and help ensure the same charging speed when using any charger compatible with the device."
Perhaps as a result, Apple chose not to add MFi certification to the iPhone 15 series. In addition,The leak also revealed that the iPhone 15 will still support 20W and 27W charging, with no increase in charging power due to the switch to USB-C.
This is not surprising, given that fast Charge technology has been around for years, and Apple hasn't followed suit in any significant way, only symbolically increasing it to 27W.
Previously, it was limited by the Lighting interface, but now it seems that Apple is more conservative. After all, the iPhone series has a wide audience. While the fast charge technology is a great experience, it still has some negative effects, which is unacceptable for the large number of users of the iPhone.
So it's understandable that Apple has chosen to satisfy users with the sweet spot of charging power.