How the Program Works

Join the MFi Program and get the technical specifications, hardware components, certification tools, and badge artwork needed to develop and manufacture electronic accessories that connect to Apple products using licensed technologies. Companies and organizations are eligible to apply.

What Technologies are Included

The MFi Program provides access to Apple proprietary technologies and components, including the following:

  • AirPlay audio
  • Car Keys
  • CarPlay
  • Find My network
  • GymKit
  • HomeKit
  • iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP)
  • MFi Game Controller
  • MFi Hearing Aid
  • Apple Watch Charger Module
  • Audio Accessory Module
  • Authentication coprocessors
  • Headset Remote and Mic Transmitter
  • Lightning Audio Module 2
  • Lightning Analog Headset Module
  • Lightning to Headset Jack Adapter Module
  • Lightning connectors and receptacles
  • MagSafe Case Module
  • MagSafe Charger Module

Finding an Authorized MFi Licensee

An MFi Licensee can manufacture your accessory on your behalf.

View MFi authorized manufacturers

How MFi Certification Works

Here is an overview of the steps required to create an MFi accessory, from conception to production.

  • 1. Product Plan

    Submit a Product Plan for an accessory that integrates MFi licensed technology.

  • 2. Development

    Design, develop, and test the accessory. Procure any MFi components as needed.

  • 3. Certification

    Use Apple’s certification tools to help ensure optimal user experience and interoperability. Submit production-ready samples and packaging materials for review.

  • 4. Mass Production

    Upon completion of certification approved by Apple, begin manufacturing and sales.

Using MFi Badges

MFi badges communicate to customers that an accessory has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.


Who needs to join the MFi Program

Find out if the program is right for you