On October 23, 2020, apple officially opened the MFI certification for the MagSafe protective case of iPhone 12 series. From now on, MFI certification enterprises can purchase the magnetic suction module of iPhone 12 protection case from Apple agent Amway, and the module quotation was first exposed. < / P > < p > the screenshot in the background of Amway’s official website shows that the module type number is mfi677-23635-samples; the type is MagSafe case attach module; the manufacturer is MFI. In terms of quotation, the unit price of the module is US $3.4 (about RMB 22.7 in total), and the delivery time for purchasing 50 sets of modules is one week. < p > < p > previously, it has been reported in the charging head network that Apple will bring the iPhone 12 magnetic suction wireless charging accessories into the MFI certification system. But surprisingly, Apple’s MFI certification for the first time is open to the magnetic case, not MagSafe. I believe it is only a matter of time before Apple will open the MFI certification of MagSafe magnetic suction wireless charger. < / P > < p > on the one hand, at present, Apple’s official website has only launched three types of magnetic protective covers, namely, the official MagSafe silicone protective case and magesafe transparent protective case, and the protective case launched by the third-party brand OtterBox figure. Although the color matching is more diverse, the product category is less, which can not meet the diversified needs of users. At the same time, the high price of the magnetic protection shell on Apple’s official website will also make many consumers stop. From the point of view of rich magnetic absorption wireless charging accessories, MFI certification is imminent. < / P > < p > on the other hand, the iPhone 12 series uses a new magnetic suction wireless charging technology, which can achieve a maximum wireless charging power of 15W when using Apple’s official MagSafe magnetic suction wireless charger. At the same time, the wireless charging scheme can also be compatible with Qi standard 7.5W wireless charging. < / P > < p > for the mainstream Qi wireless charging technology in the mobile phone market, the distance between the wireless charger and the mobile phone can reach about 8mm. Therefore, as long as the thickness of most mobile phone protective cases on the market is not particularly large, the wireless charging function will not be affected. However, in order to ensure the strength of the magnetic suction, the magnetic suction module needs to be added into the protective shell. However, in the Qi standard of WPC wireless charging alliance, there are clear requirements for magnets around the transmitter and receiver of wireless charging. As a result, the magnetic protection of the third party will be confused if there is no magnetic protection standard developed by the third party. < / P > < p > from the internal structure diagram of the iPhone 12 magnetic suction protection case which was exposed by the previous charging head network, it can be seen that 36 + 2 magnets are built-in. In addition, the NFC coil under the magnet can be vaguely seen, which can be used to identify whether the protective case is a legal accessory. < / P > < p > at present, there are many third-party iPhone 12 magnetic suction protective cases on the market, all of which adopt simplified design to reduce the cost. As can be seen from the above figure, this third-party magnetic suction protective shell only uses 8 magnets, which is 30 less than Apple’s original packaging, and NFC coil is not seen. Therefore, the performance of the product cannot be guaranteed. < p > < p > Apple’s inclusion of the iPhone 12 magnetic suction case into the MFI certification system will help regulate the market for the magnetic case and ensure the stability of the iPhone 12 magnetic suction wireless charging system. As is known to all, the MFI system can only be used in a normal period of time after the product is upgraded to meet the MFP > standard. For this reason, apple lightning has established MFI certification system for wireless chargers and other products. And many manufacturers are permanently blacklisted by apple for producing and selling non-standard accessories. < / P > < p > Apple’s MFI certification system will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the existing mobile phone case market. Due to the existence of MFI threshold, it will completely subvert people’s cognition of mobile phone protective case, and the traditional mobile phone protection shell industry will also reshuffle. < / P > < p > specifically, a large number of manufacturers of “small workshop” mobile phone protective cases will be kicked out of the competition due to their qualification problems and lose this big piece of apple cake; however, due to the production of MFI certified lightning data cable and apple The manufacturers who obtained MFI qualification in advance will take advantage of this opportunity to rush into the magnetic protection shell Market, add new product lines and seize the opportunity. After all, compared with the existing product line, the threshold of protective shell is lower. At the same time, the quality of products will also be improved. < / P > < p > the flow chart clearly shows the specific steps of a non MFI manufacturer from applying for Apple account, becoming a member, to obtaining MFI certification and marketing. First of all, if you want to obtain MFI chip, you must pass MFI certification, and the enterprise needs to submit materials to apple. Then Apple will review the various qualifications of the enterprise. If it passes the audit, it will become a member of MFI and have the qualification to purchase MFI chip. But getting MFI membership does not mean that you can always hold it. If the operation steps do not meet Apple’s requirements, it may be disqualified at any time. < / P > < p > at the same time, the charging head network also learned that the MFI certification cycle is generally more than 40 working days, including MFI member application (20 working days), Deloitte Factory review (10 working days), product forecast and inspection (10 working days). The specific time depends on the complexity of the product, and you can learn about the certification details from the certification service provider. < p > < p > the release of Apple’s iPhone 12 mobile phone pioneered the adoption of magnetic suction wireless charging technology, and also established the standard of mobile phone protective case. This has changed the impression of traditional mobile phone case in the minds of users, and for the first time, it has faced the situation of reshuffle of mobile phone protection case market, and also promoted the standardization of mobile phone protection shell Market. From a long-term point of view, Apple’s MFI certification of mobile phone case is helpful to promote the progress of the industry. < / P > < p > of course, in the process of standardizing the development of the protective case industry, non-standard third-party magnetic suction protective case will still exist in the market. Just like the existing lightning data cable and apple watch magnetic suction wireless charger, there are corresponding solutions where MFI certification is available. For users, while enjoying the low price and material benefits of non-standard products, they will also accept their unreliable performance by default. Global Tech

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