If you own an Apple product, then you should know the company does not produce most of the accessories that you would like to go with your MacBook, iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Usually, the best accessories for these products come from third-party players, who produce accessories that are certified by Apple. For your smartphone, they usually bear the MFI mark; meaning ‘Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod.’
Getting an Apple-approved accessory always means your device will be fully compatible. It also means the accessory has to pose no threats of damaging your iDevice; there are charges, headphones, cases and other accessories that make your device perform poorly or leads to damage with long time use.
Accessories with MFI logo have Apple certification, and Apple devices users have been looking out for this logo whenever they go shopping for iDevice accessories. Well, the next time you go shopping for Apple-certified accessories by the third parties you need to look for the following logo.
These newly revised set of logos have a few subtle changes. Apple has done away with the small icons that represented each device next to their name and in its place is the standard Apple logo. The other significant change is that now iPhone is listed first, followed by iPad, and the iPod as last. In case you did not know, the iPhone is these days the cash cow product line for the Apple Company.
The Apple Watch will continue having its own separate ‘Made For’ program and logo. That is why it is not listed in any of the above revised Made For iPhone (iDevices) logos.
The MFI program started in 2005 with the iPod being the sole product. Apple then extended the product to cover iPhone and iPads.