MFi program members had been knowledgeable of the adjustments in Apple’s “MFi Accessory Interface Specifications Release R31,” which specifies assist for brand spanking new adapter varieties suitable with iOS gadgets.
Apple is designating an MFi certification for Lightning to USB-C audio adapters, such because the one
Anker introduced in May, designed for Macs with USB-C ports and the brand new iPad Pro. The adapter permits Lightning headphones to be plugged right into a USB-C port.
Also among the many additions are Lightning-to-Ethernet adapters, of which Belkin’s Ethernet + Power Adapter with Lightning Connector is the one presently MFi-approved accent obtainable to purchase on Apple’s on-line retailer.
The Belkin cable affords each Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Lightning ports, permitting customers to join to a safe community whereas persevering with to cost their iOS system. The PoE compatibility additionally offers an extra means to join and cost concurrently with a single cable.
According to the report, Apple’s newest Lightning-to-Ethernet adapter specification consists of the Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Controller “Realtek RLT8111EPU”.
As a results of the brand new specs, further third-party choices for USB-C to Lightning audio adapters and Lightning-to-Ethernet cables are anticipated to seem in the marketplace.